Malcolm lives with his two sons, Harry and Jason.
He was invited to attend Mary's funeral up North. His decision to go, was more for hopefully meeting his ex-wife Julie. Mary had been a great friend for both and was a supporter for them in their difficult needs. So, of course, Julie would attend the funeral, right? Would Malcolm get a chance to talk to her? Maybe patch things up with Julie?
When he reaches North, he stays with his brother, Tom and his wife Moira, with their daughters.
Things turn out to be quite different. For Malcolm, the visit leaves him with much to consider and to evaluate his life.