Analyst Osborne Cox arrives at the CIA headquarters for an ultra-secret meeting. Unfortunately for him, the secret is soon out: he?s fired. Cox doesn?t receive the news particularly well and returns to his home in Georgetown, Washington DC, to dedicate himself to writing his memoirs and drinking. His wife Katie has been having an affair for some time with Harry Pfarrer, a married federal agent. In a neighbourhood in the capital suburbs, in a completely different world, Linda Litzke, a gymnasium employee, has problems concentrating on her work. She can?t get past thoughts of having a total plastic surgery makeover and decides to confide her plan to her workmate, Chad. When a disk containing the CIA analyst?s memoirs accidentally falls into Linda and Chad?s hands, they decide to make the most of the opportunity. The ensuing events evolve in a series of dark and hilarious fortuitous encounters.