Bo Durant (Macht), working class gearhead, is obsessed with his prized 1970 Plymouth Barracuda. Recently released from home detention, Bo's alcohol-fueled joy ride lands the car in impound. After several humiliating attempts to get it back, Bo is forced to ride a bicycle to work. On the way home, he has an accident. As he recovers, his personality takes some strange turns. Neither his wife Jenny (Dickens) nor his friends Raina (Walsh) and Glenn (Henke) can relate to him anymore--nobody except his stepdaughter Dale (Pill), who believes that Bo has experienced an "awakening". Her desire to shield him from the cruel realities of the world has its own absurd and near disastrous consequences.