When Madeleine (Embeth Davidtz), a British-born dealer in regional, 'outsider' art, travels from Chicago to North Carolina to pursue a local painter for her gallery, she and her brand-new husband George (Alessandro Nivola) extend the trip to include an introduction to his family. Madeleine relies almost entirely on her sister-in-law, Ashley (Amy Adams) for help, all while desperately trying to close the deal on the artist.