After an uncomfortable sexual encounter with a customer over the phone, restaurant hostess Margot tries to unload on to her friend Charlotte. But it's the dinner rush and Charlotte couldn't be less interested.
There's no time for crying during the dinner rush.
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Every 73 seconds an American is sexually assaulted. And for each of those incidents there is most likely a disappointing conversation that follows (in the near or distant future) with a friend, family member, or peer of some sort who doesn't quite know how to respond to the information. This film explores the dynamic between two such women; Charlotte's response is practical while all Margot wants is a hug and some validation. Unable to communicate this effectively to each other, the situation escalates, causing both characters more distress.