When a struggling writer, Kyle, falls on hard times, he finds himself back at his quirky parents' home with his tail between his legs. As his life slowly begins to show signs of improvement, he meets a spunky and intriguing woman, Joy, across the street. Her bright outlook and bohemian beauty make him feel truly alive for the first time. But it's short-lived when Joy asks him to write her obituary after she's been told she's going to die. As he gets to know her further, Kyle falls in love and grows increasingly skeptical about her prognosis. With the help of his wacky family, Kyle pushes fate and hopes to convince Joy that she should spend the many or few years ahead of her, with him.