Lizzie (Christina Ricci) plans a lavish housewarming party in her new mansion, when a beautiful New York actress (Jessy Schram) shows up, distressed about her missing brother last seen with Lizzie. Local gangster Mr. Flowers (Jonathan Banks) twists the screws on Lizzie in an extortion scheme. Charles Siringo (Cole Hauser) finally meets his anonymous employer, bent on finding the truth about Lizzie, and it doesn't go well. Both Mr. Flowers and Siringo discover too late that their manipulations backfire. Meanwhile, Lizzie's party is a surprising success, and, as a bonus, it infuriates her spiteful neighbors. The only problem is that pesky actress... Ever resourceful, Lizzie finds an opportunity to quash two threats at once.