Basing this film on the novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carol Shields, Deepa Mehta brings us her remarkable and deeply mature look at the awkward road to love. Fay is a young, brighteyed museum curator with near impossible standards for a romance. Tom is a three-time divorcE and radio show host who ruminates with his listeners on the possibility (or not) of enduring love. Although they live in the same building and their paths seem bound to cross, they continually miss each other by a hair. When these two shell-shocked veterans of wars of the heart finally meet, will love at first sight conquer all rational expectations?