Wallace Avery hates his job. His ex-wife and boy hate him, and he wasted his only chance to live his dream. Not wanting to face all of this, he stabs his death and purchases a new identity: Arthur Newman. But Arthur’s trip to a new life is interrupted by the appearance of the beautiful and fragile Mike, and in turn trying to leave the past behind. Attracted to each other, these two affected souls begin to connect as they break the homes whose owners are gone and assume for a short time their identities. While doing so, they discover that what they love most about them are the identities they have left home.