Ralph, a once famous screenwriter, is in his seventies and terminally ill. He has two final missions in life: to be reconciled to his long abandoned son, Michael, and secretly, to ensure he is not a burden to his younger devoted wife, Anna, as he goes "into that good night". But Ralph ruins all hope of reconciliation when he picks a fight with Michael's girlfriend, Cassie. Later, alone, Ralph receives the sinister and mysterious "Visitor" whose services he has hired to provide a painless ending to his life. But the Visitor plays a devastating trick. Ralph "wakes up' to face the damaged potential that life still holds for him but he has been given a second chance, and a short window of life to right some wrongs.