Matthew Broderick strives for happiness in this life-changing drama! Broderick stars as a failed folksinger whose dashed dreams have left him depressed and cynical. He now spends his days working as a proofreader, and his weekends as a half-hearted fatherto his children. His one glimmer of hope shines through in weekly chess games with his roommate. Even this disappears when his roommate falls ill, and the city refuses to assist. Now, Broderick focuses all his energy into an empty lawsuit, eventually forcing himself to come to the realization that life may be what you put into it - not what you get out.