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A middle-aged woman attempts to atone for sins of the past in director, writer and actor Trey Edward Shults' impressive debut feature, which includes performances from several of his family members and extended scenes of improvised dialogue. Sixty-something bohemian Krisha (Krisha Fairchild) arrives at the home of her younger sister Robyn (Robyn Fairchild) and her husband (Chris Doubek) for the Thanksgiving holiday. The house is already full of guests, as well as children and pets running amok as food is being prepared. Krisha volunteers her services in the kitchen while Robyn conveys their elderly mother (Billie Fairchild) back to the house in her wheelchair. As saucepans simmer and the temperature rises in the kitchen, Krisha clashes with one of the relatives, Doyle (Bill Wise), which sets her on edge for the rest of the day. A bottle of wine helps to settle nerves, but also sets in motion a bruising barrage of home truths that brings the festivities to an undignified yet memorable conclusion.