Octogenarian writer Max Kohn (Otto Tausig) is either wildly imaginative or sadly demented. His long-suffering lady friend Reisel (Rhea Perlman) has become used to his frequent absences -- both mental and physical. Max regularly embarks on book tours, but his flights and fantasies are of dubious authenticity. Is nubile Sylvia (Olivia Thirlby) really attracted to him? Has his student Rosalie (Barbara Hershey) actually come to terms with her feelings for him? How will Max finish his new story?