In Philadelphia, the irresponsible and selfish Maggie is a drunken easy woman having sex with many men. Her sister Rose is the opposite, responsible lawyer but needy and having complex, compulsively buying shoes to relief her frustrations. Maggie is expelled from her father home by her stepmother, and Rose lodges her sister in her apartment. When Maggie has one night stand with Rose’s boyfriend, Rose sends her sister away. She finds letters and postcards from her missing grandmother Ella Hirsch that she believed had died that lives in a retirement compound in Florida hidden in her father’s drawer, and without any option, she decides to travel to meet Ella. With Ella, Maggie changes, becoming another woman and improving the relationships in her family.