1967 Iowa. Nursing school roommates BettyKay and Kitty don't have much in common, yet the two forge an unlikely bond. Before their first year is up, tragedy strikes, and the women's paths are forced apart. But against all odds, a decades-long friendship forms, persevering through love, marriage, failure, and death, from the jungles of Vietnam to the glamour of Hollywood. Until one snowy night leads their relationship to the ultimate crossroads. Fifty years later, two sisters are shocked when a famous movie star shows up at their mother's funeral. Over one tumultuous weekend, the women must reckon with a truth about their family that will alter their lives forever.