Leila (Lauren Lee Smith
) is a sexually voracious young woman who connects with men through brief physical encounters. One night at a crowded house party, Leila meets David (Eric Balfour
) and it's lust at first sight.
Seduction is easy and very satisfying. Leila and David get to know each other -- which means being intimate -- in bed, at the park, on the roof, everywhere But Leila starts to realize that her attachment to David is different from anything she's experienced before, and David is just as serious about her. For the first time, they experience needs and desires that go beyond the physical. It is an emotional connection they crave.
Afraid of the feelings they have unleashed in each other, they retreat to the safety of their former lives. Real life, and the messiness of emotional attachments, have punctured their sexual and romantic bubble and threaten to keep the lovers apart. David's father (Don Francks) dies after a long illness and he turns to his ex-girlfriend (Polly Shannon) for support. Leila, meanwhile, is distracted by her parents' (Kate Lynch, Ron White) looming divorce.
Leila and David are trapped between two worlds. Anonymous sex, or sex without context, is losing its appeal. But a conventional approach to commitment -- marriage and the seemingly inevitable divorce that follows -- is not their answer. They set out to find a new life together.
Based on Tamara Faith Berger's ground-breaking and critically acclaimed novel.