Olivia, Joshua, Max, and Max’s wife Emily (Caroline C. Kiebach), a wonderfully chirpy tornado of a woman, happily begin preparations for the new baby, Joshua doting on his young wife with the near-sickening sweetness of a newlywed. But through phone calls with Olivia’s parents, dark graphic-novel-like illustrations projected between scenes, and furtive conversations between Max and Joshua, a storm of unpleasantness begins to brew around the couple. Olivia’s mother has been in what sounds like a psych ward for an extended period, and her health is failing. Joshua is regularly referred to as “fragile” in talks between Max and Olivia, an allusion to struggles he had years ago. And through it all swirls Emily, a peppy but surprisingly smart force of nature who does her best to keep everyone cheery and together.