A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve’s demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, all bets are off when an ebullient stranger enters the picture.
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