Six months late on delivering a book, once-famous graphic novelist Sam Tucker has succumbed to a mid-life crisis. Instead of writing, he immerses himself in ice cream, television, and encounters with the provocative girl-next- door, Sherrie. But it's the unlikely friendship that Sam develops with another neighbor, Jeff, that finally begins to reconnect Sam with his creative thread while also unraveling his home life. As his wife becomes suspicious about his mysterious metamorphosis, Sam may lose the one thing he has never doubted: his marriage.