Popular cheerleader Nina Deer's (Elisha Cuthbert) world is turned upside down when her parents (Edie Falco ...
Popular cheerleader Nina Deer's (Elisha Cuthbert) world is turned upside down when her parents (Edie Falco and Martin Donovan) adopt a recently orphaned deaf girl, Dot (Camilla Belle). But in this suburban home, things are not what they seem. Dot's arrival puts a crack in Nina's idyllic social life and the dark secrets her family harbors soon become exposed.
Nina's friends, including the handsome Connor (Shawn Ashmore), develop an odd fascination with the newcomer and confess to her their darkest secrets. Dot quietly shoulders the burdens of those around her and hides her own secret: Her senses are indeed intact, she can talk she has now heard the darkest side of everyone she knows.
Resentful of Dot and the attention she receives, Nina is tormented by both the escalating pressure of her life and her relationship with her father. When she cannot take it anymore and wants to act against him, Nina reveals her plan to her adopted sister. Now Dot must choose whether to come clean about her hearing and her secrets and prevent Nina from killing her father, or to become an accomplice in the murder.