In Rio de Janeiro, at the end of the millennium, a group of friends share their lives and experiences with each other. They are mostly middle-aged. A man and woman are inseparable buddies involved in a friendship that's more like extended therapy and philosophizing sessions. Their dialogs dominate the film, and involve many other people. Chief among them: his daughter, her boyfriends, the her husband, mistresses and lovers including an HIV positive gay Brazilian recently back from abroad.
Meet Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own career.
When Quinn, a grouchy pilot living the good life in the South Pacific, agrees to transfer a savvy fashion editor, Robin, to Tahiti, he ends up stranded on a deserted island with her after their plane crashes.