This comedy satirizes Latin American soap operas in following a dysfunctional family. Mama Cora is a senile woman in her 80s who lives with her oldest son and his wife. Cora manages to make life unbearable with her presence. She is asked to baby-sit for the neighbor's kids for a few hours, but the parents return to find the old woman has gone.
All four of Cora's children mistakenly identify another woman's body to be that of their mother at a Buenos Aires morgue.