Mike Leigh's widely acclaimed film, winner of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Picture, is a poignant, heartwarming drama that's as wildly funny as it is moving. After her adoptive parents die, a young clack woman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) seeks out her natural birth mother only to discover her mother is white. Equally shocked to learn the daughter she gave up for adoption is black, Cynthia (Brenda Blethyn) insists it's a mistake. But she soon realizes it's true and when she springs her newfound daughter on the rest of the family, the resulting chaos leads to a series of secrets and lies being revealed at last.