A revered former senator temporarily leaves his wife of six decades to take care of his lifelong best friend – a bachelor and latent homosexual who is dying of cancer. Notwithstanding their mother’s blessings, their three children are scandalized. The old man defies their collective protest and declares that he loves
his friend – godfather to all three both in baptism and matrimony – the same way that he loves his wife.
News of the uncanny coupling quickly sends shock waves to the community, raising the hackles of the ex-senator’s second-born, the first of two feisty daughters. As the city’s newly elected mayor, she is the sole heiress to her father’s political legacy and now the fiercest opponent of his “coming out party.”
When the youngest child – a formidable feminist and activist – sides with her father and godfather, and the eldest – a flawed mid-level bureaucrat – figures in a scandal of his own, the siblings turn on each other, resulting in a full-blown three-sided war. Their patient and loving matriarch does her beatific best to sue for peace among her brood – with some timely help from the patriarch.
Blood eventually proves thicker than water, but not all the siblings’ differences can be mended by the force of filial piety. Not when one of them keeps her prejudice against homosexuality.