The Cantone family runs a successful pasta business in Puglia, Southern Italy. The head of the family, Vincenzo, is preparing to hand over the business to his two young sons, Alberto and Tommaso. But Tommaso hides a secret which threatens to throw Vincenzo's plans into disarray. He is gay and, what's more, he wants to be a writer, not a businessman. As he braces to provoke the scorn of his loved ones by announcing his homosexuality at a business dinner, elder brother Antonio beats him to it, causing Vincenzo to disown him on the spot before suffering a heart attack. With Antonio sent packing and his father in hospital, it is now to up to Tommaso to keep up appearances and run the family business. But his reluctant efforts to tow the patriarch's line risk being thwarted when his boyfriend and gay friends suddenly turn up at the familiy home.