It's Christmas Eve at Lifelines, a Venice Beach suicide hotline. Philip (Steve Martin), the manager, has just been informed by the landlord that the they are being evicted and suddenly business around the office seems as crazy as the callers who are clogging the lines! Over one night, the offbeat characters around the office and in the neighborhood--from timid Catherine (Rita Wilson), to rapping Mrs. Munchnik (Madeline Kahn), to pregnant Grace (Juliette Lewis), to cross-dressing Chris (Liev Schrieber)--will all learn that Christmas can be a happy time regardless of your mental state. Director Nora Ephron (SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE) co-scripted this quirky holiday comedy with sister Delia.
When Christmastime blues hits the workers of a California suicide hotline, you can tell 'tis not the season to be jolly: their landlord demands an obscene amount of money or their service will be out on the streets.