There is so much going on in this relatively short and relatively simple film that it's a stretch to even sketch out a simple plot summary. Suffice it to say this is about two couples, both of an unusual sort, meeting and interacting, and the male "halves" of the couples fall in love. Add to this that the female "halves" are mother and daughter, and white, and the males are black. And nobody really tells the whole truth.
This is a vastly more compelling and interesting film than any summer blockbuster I have ever seen, made for any amount of money. Consider that this film was made on a reported shoestring, and it's impressiveness becomes even more apparent.
The settings and scenes, snowy woods and wooden living rooms and bedrooms make for a satisfyingly understated drama that adds to the effect and covers some occasional imperfections that are barely worth mentioning.
But mention, I shall. Some acting and interaction is less convincing than I would have liked, and some scenes could have surely benefitted from another take. The sound, too, is muddy, and words are occasionally indistinguishable from background noises. I also don't think, from a writing perspective, that it was necessary or that it added impact that one of the men was HIV+. I think we had enough going on here and had covered sufficient issues that it was "over the top" to add this in addition to everything else. I have seen and heard more convincing and better flowing dialog than this, but it wasn't really a problem.
All in all, I'd say this is a thoughtful and interesting and topical film that barely spends a minute before the surprises start hitting you, and they never stop. Add to that wonderful sets and settings, likeable characters (mostly) and lots of drama. This movie sets a pace that not many can match.