Teenager Elizabeth discovers that when it rains, it pours, in the coming-of-age drama SACRED HEARTS. Summertime arrives, and Elizabeth gets her very first job as a lifeguard. At the same time, she develops her first romance, and everything seems to be going well...until her mother suffers a breakdown and has to be hospitalized. Elizabeth, concentrating on her new boyfriend, is unable to support her father, who finds comfort in the arms of another woman. When more tragedies ensue, it falls on Elizabeth to take responsibility for her family's well-being just at the moment when she wants to live for herself. SACRED HEARTS explores how life is equal parts heartbreak and joy.