Drama with intersecting storylines in which four residents of Los Angeles are brought together on Christmas Eve by a mixture of luck and circumstance. Jessica Biel plays Rose, an impoverished single mother whose young son is in a coma, who is working at a strip joint to support her cocaine addiction. Ray Liotta is Jack, an ex-con just released from prison who is told he has terminal cancer. Forest Whitaker is Charlie, an ex-priest trying to commit suicide after losing his wife. Meanwhile, Qwerty Doolittle (Eddie Redmayne) is a lonely young mortuary worker who finds himself faced with losing his business after the recent death of his father. Patrick Swayze appears as sleazy strip club manager Velvet Larry in his final feature film performance.