The sweet, lyrical story of Johnny Miller, an immature man in his thirties. Johnny lives with his elderly mother in a small town in California. They have a modest life that goes by the same everyday: Johnny leaves to work every morning but his job doesn't exist. He walks on the beach all day long and pretends that he's one of the men from a colorful crowd in Venice Beach. His mother pampers her son's childlike innocent imagination. The harmony ends with the mother's deadly illness. The only solution for Johnny is an institute, but at his mother's dying request a young woman, Amy Jo, takes care of Johnny. Amy Jo gives hope to Johnny that he might be able to turn his dream world into reality.