Frank (Rainn Wilson) is an average guy who starts dressing up as superhero The Crimson Bolt after his wife Sarah (Liv Tyler) leaves him for smooth-talking drug dealer, Jacques (Kevin Bacon). What Frank lacks in superpowers, he makes up for with a trusty wrench in his one-man war on petty criminals. Powers or not, every superhero needs a sidekick. Enter Libby (Ellen Page), a cute psychopath working at the local comic book store. Transforming into ‘Boltie’, Libby teams up with Frank to take Jacques down.