We meet Becca and Howie in the midst of sorrow, eight months after their four-year-old son Danny died in a car accident. Howie clings to all the memories of the son while Becca is sick of sorrow-junkie group therapy, refuses to listen to her mother's advice and gets angry with the family dog. She feels the need to sell the house and move on. At the same time she develops a fragile and unexpected friendship with the teenager who drove the car. Beccas and Howie's greiving is portrayed with seriousness and warm and quaint humor in this film, showing how different people handle tragedies in different ways, and that it has to be like that.