Forget about athletes, movie stars and politicians. Parents are the real heroes—but we think Frankie Heck, must be some kind of superhero. A loving wife and mother of three, she's middle class in the middle of the country and is rapidly approaching middle age.
Frankie discovers that a woman had died in the bathtub of the Heck house close to 50 years ago.
The Hecks rethink and rebel against what their supposed familial roles have been.
The Hecks take a hectic road trip for Thanksgiving to Frankie's sister's house.