David and Brenda are perfect for each other, and everyone knows it, except David and Brenda. After their painful break-up, they each endure an individual purgatory: David begins a self-destructive artistic endeavor and a relationship with a woman who starts sleeping with his best friend. Brenda embarks on a failing acting career, gets an eviction notice and dates a guy who just doesn't do it for her. Then chance brings them together on the streets of New York at the worst possible time. David invites Brenda to the opening of his first photography exhibit, which sets the stage for a night of drinking, flirting and truth-telling, and leads to a non-traditional and risky proposal of how they can be together, without getting back together.