"I don't get how I can be forty-five next year, when I still don't know what I want to do when I grow up!" The story begins with Erica's forty-fourth birthday where she fails to receive the biggest bouquet of flowers she can imagine, but she does get a nice good wish card from her ex-sister-in-law, an embarrassing message in a radio show from her ex-husband, cream for wrinkles from her gay friend Richard and a striptease artiste from her unfathomable mother.
She places the good wish card on show and, even if she curses herself for it, she is moved to tears, and the present in the shape of the striptease-artiste is immediately bagged by Richard.
Thus appears the successful life of Erica Miller, the star of the programme 'Before and After'. Erica has almost everything - her own TV programme, a renowned hairdressing salon, a large flat with a terrace, and freedom. But with each year that goes past she yearns more and more for the one thing she does not have - a child.
And that is how our film starts...