Emma only knows one way how to add spice to her life... by squirting it from a bottle of hot sauce. The rest of her life is cushy but bland: scrambled egg whites, decaffeinated coffee and her husband, Ray. She's had enough and runs away from home. Her estranged son, Elliot, finds her lurking outside his restaurant with suitcase in hand. They try to start over again as mother and son in this odd-couple living situation, but she's old-fashioned, and he's gay. Between them are years of awkward moments and unspoken tensions. Feeling lonely, Emma accidentally befriends the lady next door who's so eccentric that Emma's way over her head. Meanwhile, a passionate encounter with a man in a bar turns Elliot's fear of commitment on its head. With dumplings, dessert, whiskey, and even Ecstasy in front of them, will they give in to their indulgences? And can mother and son reconcile while struggling to discover their own appetites for life?
You can't start over on an empty stomach
Did You Know?
Based on David Au's short film, "Fresh Like Strawberries," that aired on the LOGO network. See more
In the film's closing disclaimer, it states that any similarity to actual "films" is purely coincidental, when it may have meant to say "firms" instead. See more
[seeing Elliot's mom
You know, I always pictured her a little different.
Well, I don't see the horns or the tail; so, she already doesn't match your description.
Okay, maybe I exaggerated a little bit.
No dumplings were harmed during the making of this film. See more
Written and performed by Unobahn See more