Ali vsa razmerja temeljijo na lažeh? Jake dela na ribji tržnici v Bostonu in je že vse življenje obkrožen z Italijani. Dolga leta je že zagledan v bivše dekle Isabello, ki je sedaj poročena in ima tri otroke. Toda Jake je ne more preboleti in še vedno upa, da bosta nekoč zopet skupaj. Nekega dne spozna simpatično Italijanko Mariso in se pretvarja, da je Italijan. Ko med njima preskoči iskrica, se Jake znajde v dvomih, ali bi ji razkril resnico.
Are all relationships based on lies? Jake Bianski runs a fish market in north Boston, surrounded by Italians. For years, he's carried a torch for Isabella, an ex-girlfriend now married with three children and no interest in Jake. Yet, he tells everyone she's his girlfriend, including Marisa, a veterinarian his employees set him up with at the Italian singles club. She's interested in him until he tells her about his girlfriend, then he's persistent in asking her to be his friend. As the friendship bumps along, Jake realizes that reality may be better than fantasy, but what if Isabella changes her mind about Jake, and what if it comes out that Marisa, like Jake, isn't Italian?