Born and raised in the tightly-knit neighborbood of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, bright and irreverent Angie has matured into a young woman with dreams and ambitions that are different from those of her friends and neighbors. Increasingly restless with the routine of her life, Angie's growing need for personal fulfillment begins to express itself in ways that her family and best friend Tina can't understand. When Angie becomes pregnant by her long-time boyfriend Vinnie, and begins an affair with Noel, a cultured and successful lawyer in Manhattan, everyone is aghast. However, they really chafe when Angie decides not to marry Vinnie but still have the baby. When the child is born, and her affair with Noel ends, Angie's whole world suddenly takes a new direction. embarking on a journey of self-discovery, Angie sets out to find answers to life's toughest questions. She faces her family's darkest secrets, and learns to take responsibility for herself and her new baby.