Blood Is Thicker Than Water is a modern take on the age-old dilemma faced by many heroes and heroines throughout the ages-when faced with the life-and-death choice of family you're born to versus family you choose, what's your decision? Lisa is a happily married African American woman whose dysfunctional family creates constant upheaval, which culminates in their pressure on her to save the life of her drug-addicted brother instead of her loving husband who happens to be Caucasian. Lisa fled her childhood home and the extraordinary contempt that her mother Joyce has for her. Lisa's husband makes a convincing argument, that her choice should be clear. Her decision might also heal the mother-daughter relationship that Lisa has been longing for since childhood.