Carry the One begins in the hours following Carmen’s wedding reception, when a car filled with stoned, drunk, and sleepy guests accidentally hits and kills a girl on a dark country road. For the next twenty-five years, those involved, including Carmen and her brother and sister, craft their lives in response to this single tragic moment. As one character says, “When you add us up, you always have to carry the one.”
That ia the summary, which should be enough to suck you in. Tragic in parts, comedic in others, I found myself rooting for these people who seemed doomed to fail at life.