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Hardworking families are struggling to cope as their disposable income withers away to next to nothing.
A gangster withers away for seven years in solitary after being set up by his boss.
Briefly, the story concerns the acidulous Prior (Justin Kirk), who, while he withers away from the effects of the disease, is abandoned by his lover Louis (Ben Shenkman), who trysts with a closeted Mormon, Joe (Patrick Wilson), whose wife, Harper (Mary-Louise Parker), pops pills to ameliorate the unhappiness of their marriage.