The ringmaster and sometimes lion tamer of this circus is Jerry's wife, Patricia (Jane Nichols). Unbeknownst to the rest, she has told their two daughters that they can have her getaway cabin to themselves and their husbands, alone for the weekend. Hah. She wants to enforce family time. Sarah (Bridget Saracino) describes her manipulative mother to boyfriend Joshua (Darien Battle) as "overbearing," a mild assessment. Ever-angry daughter Elizabeth (Alexandra Lawrence) adds to the tension, not helped by ineffectual ur-WASP husband Chase Grayson III (Ben Chase). Much that follows strains at the leash of plausibility, with much forced humor: someone being surprised by strangers and leaping onto the bed where the threat is instead of away; a grown man being afraid of going outside to pee. Through it all, Jerry finds ears to be overrated, his oblivion further enhanced by sucking down copious amounts of medical marijuana.

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