Steve is a middle-management office worker going through the motions of family life as a husband to wife Alexandra, and father to their two children. On his birthday, he receives a much-sought-after promotion, and heads home with good news, in anticipation of a surprise party he suspects Alexandra has organized. When he returns home, all is quiet. Steve finds nothing except a video tape labeled "Play Me." It is a recording of Alexandra and their children wishing him a happy birthday. Once the children leave the screen, Alexandra begins to give Steve the most surprising gift of all...an alluring striptease. He thinks all his birthday wishes have come true, until on the video, he sees a gun pointed at Alexandra's head.