The live of Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) is a mess. she failed to defend her marriage. in the middle of her mind was troubled, Mavis decided to return to her hometown. In her hometown, Mavis plans to re-start a new life.
In her village, Mavis hope to meet with her former boyfriend during in senior high school, Buddy Slade (Patrick Wilson). Unfortunately what is expected by Mavis doesn’t correspond to her expectation because Buddy was already married and have children. But this is doesn’t make Mavis desperate. Mavis believe that Buddy is a her soul mate.
every way conducted by Mavis to get attention from Buddy, but everything always ended in failure. Addition failed to get more attention from Buddy, Mavis didn’t get support from her friends during school.
When busy to think about how the way to attract the attention of Buddy, Matt Freehauf (Patton Oswalt), who had never she care during school is appear. But instead Matt is the only person willing give more attention to her. With Matt’s attention given to her, whether Mavis’s heart will turn away from Buddy to Matt? Or Mavis just think Matt as a friend and still expect Buddy?