In an idyllic Stockholm suburb, 11-year-old Lillebror Ström lives with his mum, dad, sister and grandma. When Alex, his sister, introduces her new boyfriend to the family, only Lillebror and his best pal Jens get suspicious. Is Slim Trim really that nice, and what's the deal with those shady friends of his? Meanwhile Lillebror's daddy Roland has financial troubles. Roland works at the Toy Museum, which is host to a gold exhibition. When the greatest gold heist in national history is exposed, Roland's in trouble, being the only one with access to the secret information about the museum's security system. Lillebror and Jens have to do something.
After a misunderstanding aboard an airplane that escalates out of control, the mild-mannered Dave Buznik is ordered by Judge Daniels to attend anger management sessions run by Doctor Buddy Rydell, which are filled with highly eccentric and volatile men and women.
Chris crashes into a carload of other young people, and the group of stranded motorists is soon lost in the woods of West Virginia, where they're hunted by three cannibalistic mountain men who are grossly disfigured by generations of inbreeding.
This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to raise a family.
Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.