Still saddled with grief two years after the death of his young wife (Vanessa Marcil), Alex Harty's (Jeremy Sisto) once promising career has come to a standstill. When he finally goes over the deep end and assaults a movie producer (Garry Marshall) with a pen, Alex decides he needs to get out of L.A. He returns to his hometown of San Francisco with little more than his convertible Dodge Dart, and a tape recording of his wife's last telephone messages.
Once on the Bay Area, Alex reacquaints himself with a wide array of characters, including a photographer (Poppy Montgomery) Who is stalking her ex-boyfriend (Vincent Ventresca), a fetish-hungry former classmate (Erik Palladino), a San Francisco socialite who fancies herself a patron of the arts (Alex Kingston), a wedding band singer turned performance artist (Taylor Negron), a flashy City Supervisor who aspires to be the next JFK (Vincent Ventresca), the rock band whose music video launches his career (Low Hum Satellite), and the now grown-up French girl who spent her childhood summers as his neighbor (Clara Bellar). Several misadventures, including a comical car accident, a series of failed pranks and a minor earthquake, culminate in Alex reaching a clearer understanding of his grief, one that allows him to break through his pain and return to his art.