Jean (Bedos) is a romantic revolutionary, yet enjoys the spoils of a bourgeois lifestyle with his wife, Annie (Chaplin). Annie, a retired psychiatrist, who complains about not being able to see enough of her children and assorted grandchildren. Albert(Richard), is a friendly yet senile man, this is in contrast with his energetic American wife Jeanne (Fonda). Jeanne's a former university lecturer, who issuffering from cancerWidower Claude (Rich) is an aging womanizer with an appetite for pursuits with prostitutes. Claude suffers a heart attack from walking up too many flights of stairs up, on the way to visiting one of his lady friends. Rather than seeing him in a retirement home, his friends decide they should all live together in Annie and Jean'slarge home. They are joined by Dirk, a young German ethnology student, researching France's aging population.