The story unfolds over the course of one night, during a lunar eclipse, in the home of Alfonso and Eva—a well-healed professional couple worried about their teenage daughter and about the monotony of their lives. They are joined by five guests: Eduardo and Blanco, Antonio and Ana and Pepe. It’s a dinner party like any other, until someone has an intriguing idea: what if they put their mobile phones at the disposition of the group, leaving them in the middle of the table for everyone to see?
After a heart attack, Abbie Polin (Crystal), a New York doctor, goes to Los Angeles to see his father, Abe (King), who works in Hollywood as the "king of the extras." Their relationship has been strained for several years. This was the first movie directed by Henry Winkler, and much of it was filmed inside the MGM Studios in Culver City, California, only a few miles from Hollywood. Lisa, the romantic interest in Abbie's life, also comes for a visit and bonds with Abe, who gets along famously with everyone but his son. Abe begins having memory loss and eventually is diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. He and his son grow closer in time and, before it's too late, Abbie tries to get Abe a speaking role in a film.