House husband Gianni has many worries, but romance is not one of them. His days slip by walking dogs, running errands, paying the bills under his wife's strict instructions and being taken for granted by his daughter and her unemployed boyfriend. His ancient mother, the aristocratically coiffed Valeria, lives with her pretty care-worker Cristina in a huge villa. From her crumbling HQ, Valeria is swiftly draining Gianni's resources on poker, repairs and expensive champagne, and thinks nothing of making him cross town to fix the reception on her television.
All changes when Gianni hears about his friend Alfonso’s sexual escapades. It turns out his contemporaries are all taking a second bite of the cherry! Alfonso decides Gianni should get himself a girlfriend. But, despite his best efforts with some old female acquaintances interrupted by an endless stream of calls from his demanding mother and a dose of Viagra, Gianni is like a rusty old motor. The spark is ignited but it is going to take a long time to get back him on the road to romance!
The result is a series of escapades that gently mock the Italian male psyche, offering the film's lead yet another chance to display his disarming charm and talent for comedy.