Lynne Frank is queen of the carpool line and master of the artful snack. She is pleasantly adrift on the warm currents of her life in suburban Boston, until the week her husband Michael loses his job and finds out his father is dying. Optimistic Michael copes by packing up the family for an extended visit to his remote Australian hometown. Paranoid Lynne—terrified of flying, crocodiles, and making choices—resists. Australia is a world away and full of poisonous, man-eating creatures.
Fresh off a string of professional defeats, TV director Cara Glover is happy to trade L.A. for her cozy New England roots. She’s got a second chance to revive her career by producing a season of the Home Network's hottest show, House Haunters, from her old (and almost certainly haunted) hometown.The job would pay enough to begin renovations on her childhood home and cover the cost of Alzheimer's care for the single-mother who raised her. Producing a silly reality show is straightforward work, work she's done before. It's an easy job, made easier by the fact that, unlike the show's flamboyant fake-medium host, Cara really does see spirits.