Ten-year-old Michael Laemle senses that something is not quite right with his family. Sure, his mother, Lily, is the perfect 1950s housewife, and they have a comfortable life in the suburbs, where his dad, Nick, works at a mortuary. But what's with the enormous cuts of meat that his father brings home every night? What, or whom, do they come from? Michael takes his concerns to a school counselor who decides to come over for dinner.