"Gone With The Wind" is having its world premiere and Hitler is invading Poland, but Atlanta's elitist German Jews are much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. Especially concerned is the Freitag family; bachelor Adolph, his widowed sister Boo, and their also widowed sister-in-law, Reba. Boo is determined to have her dreamy, unpopular daughter, Lala, attend Ballyhoo believing it will be Lala's last chance to find a socially acceptable husband. Adolph brings his new assistant, Joe, home for dinner. Joe is Brooklyn born and bred, and of Eastern European heritage - several social rungs below the Freitags, in Boo's opinion. Lala is charmed by Joe and she hints broadly about being taken to Ballyhoo, but he turns her down. This enrages Boo, and matters get worse when Joe falls for Reba's daughter, Sunny. The family gets pulled apart and then mended together with plenty of comedy, romance and revelations along the way.