Leto 1955. Frank in April Wheeler po sedmih letih zakona z dvema otrokoma živita na videz popolno življenje v hišici v newyorškem predmestju. Frank se vsak dan vozi v New York, kjer opravlja dolgočasno pisarniško delo, April pa ostaja doma kot gospodinja. Vendar nista srečna v tem, kar počneta. April si je vedno želela postati igralka, Frank pa sovraži svojo službo. April mu nekega dne predlaga, da se preselijo v Pariz. Čeprav je sprva v dvomih, Frank nazadnje privoli. S tem se Wheelerjeva znajdeta na popolnoma novih in neutrjenih poteh, ki temeljito pretresejo njun odnos.
It's 1955. Frank and April Wheeler, in the seventh year of their marriage, have fallen into a life that appears to most as being perfect. They live in the Connecticut suburbs with two young children. Frank commutes to New York City where he works in an office job while April stays at home as a housewife. But they're not happy. April has forgone her dream of becoming an actress, and Frank hates his job - one where he places little effort - although he has never figured out what his passion in life is. One day, April suggests that they move to Paris - a city where Frank visited during the war and loved, but where April has never been - as a means to rejuvenate their life. April's plan: she would be the breadwinner, getting a lucrative secretarial job for one of the major international organizations, while Frank would have free time to find himself and whatever his passion. Initially skeptical, Frank ultimately agrees to April's plan. When circumstances change around the Wheelers, April decides she will do whatever she has to to get herself out of her unhappy existence.