Gilby Smalls is having a meltdown. He's just been fired from his job, lost his apartment in a fire, and his girlfriend gave him the boot. So he's forced to move in with his booze-swilling, man-obsessed mother. Life is bleak, and he's desperate to turn things around when he meets his friend's beautiful sister who appears to be everything he ever wanted. Desperate to impress her, Gilby weaves a web of lies, each one bigger than the next until he finds himself in too deep. But the truth proves to be too much to admit and even harder to accept.