In a little white house in 1950s suburban America, Sam and Dinah are having breakfast. Aware of the growing separation between them, they agree to discuss their relationship problems that evening.
Sam arrives at the office, late from their bickering. Meanwhile, Dinah is at her therapist’s office recalling a dream.
It’s lunchtime, Sam and Dinah accidentally run into each other. Rather than eating together, they both make up imaginary commitments with others and go on with their days separately. Both parents miss their son’s play in favour of their own pursuits – Sam plays a handball tournament with a colleague, Dinah goes to the movies.
After dinner, Sam decides the time has come for their talk. Yet neither of them know where to begin. Sam suggests they go see a new movie about Tahiti, Dinah agrees even though she saw the very same film that afternoon. The couple wonders whether it’ll ever be possible to rekindle their love, for now, they opt for the magic of the silver screen.