College student Elaine Lyddie has a passion for playing the piano. She also suffers from a Brachial Plexus injury caused at birth, which has left her right arm completely paralyzed – and given her mother the perfect excuse to keep Elaine as dependent on her as possible. When Elaine meets washed-up music professor Samuel Hernandez, she not only finds the first person to take her musical gift seriously – she forges her first connection with someone other than her manipulative, controlling mother. Mrs. Lyddie doesn’t like that. Neither does Samuel’s wife, Audrey. As Elaine and Samuel’s relationship begins to cross too many boundaries, these women will do what they can to make sure Elaine stays just as she is – sheltered and alone. Until Elaine shows everyone – including Samuel – that she’s not as weak as they thought.