Laura is in the throes of a midlife crisis. Her 20 year marriage has gone stale; her husband has become a stranger to her since losing his job 18 months ago. So when she is invited to a conference in Boston, she jumps at the opportunity. In the hotel lobby, she gets talking to Richard Coleman, an insurance salesman in his 50s. Initially, Laura writes him off as grey and uninspiring. But when a chance meeting brings them together again that evening, Laura begins to discover a smarter, more animated person beneath the salesman’s fa?ade.