本身生性开朗乐观的中学教师帕特（布莱德利·库珀 Bradley Cooper 饰）回家撞见老婆出轨后因精神创伤被父母送进医院进行精神治疗。出院后帕特回到父母家与父母同住，在父亲（罗伯特·德尼罗 Robert De Niro 饰）与母亲（杰基·韦佛 Jacki Weave r 饰）的过度关怀下不免觉得压抑。选段中，一次聚会上帕特遇到了刚刚失去丈夫和工作的年轻女子蒂凡妮（詹妮弗·劳伦斯 Jennifer Lawrence 饰）。浑身是刺的蒂凡妮与帕特处处针锋相对……
Pat：Ronnie, Ronnie, Ronnie!
Ronnie：I hope you're okay with Veronica's sister coming over. You okay with that?
Pat：Tiffany. Tiffany and...Tommy?
Ronnie：Yeah. Just Tiffany.
Pat：What happened to Tommy?
Pat：How'd he die?
Ronnie：Please, don't bring it up.
Pat：No, how did he die?
Tiffany：How did who die?
Ronnie：Hey, Tiffany! This is pat. Pat, my sister-in-law Tiffany.
Pat：You look nice.
Pat：I'm not flirting with you.
Tiffany：Oh, I didn't think you were.
Pat：I just see that you made an effort and I'm gonna be better with my wife, I'm working on that. I wanna acknowledge her beauty. I never used to do that. I do that now. Cause we're gonna be better than ever... Nikki. Just practicing. How'd Tommy die? What about your job?
Tiffany：I just got fired, actually.
Pat：Oh, really? How? I mean, I'm sorry. How'd that happen?
Tiffany：Does it really matter?
Veronica：Baby, how's it going?
Veronica：We're gonna go on a tour now.
Tiffany：Let's go see the house.
Ronnie：Come on, let's go for the tour.
Veronica：I've, I've been planning this forever. I love our house. I love our house. I'm really excited about it.
Veronica：Guess what it is.
Pat：Oh, it's a television.
Tiffany：It's a computer screen.
Veronica：Nope. Just keep going, keep going, keep going.
Pat：It's a brick oven, it's a brick oven.
Tiffany：It's a light. It's a...
Veronica：Ooh, ooh, warmer, warmer, warmer.
Pat：Where would the body go, though?
Tiffany：It's a joke!
Veronica：It's a... fireplace.
Tiffany：In the middle of the wall?
Veronica：We have a port in every room. Gimme an iPod. Who, who doesn't have an iPod?
Pat：Well, I don't have an iPod. I don't even have a phone. They won't let me make any calls. They think I'm gonna call Nikki.
Ronnie：Don't worry about it. Don't focus on that.
Pat：I would call Nikki.
Ronnie：I'm actually gonna give you one of my iPods. I have an old one. Gimme your iPod.
Veronica：Give it to me. Thank you, baby, thank you. Of all the rooms there are iPod ports in, I'm happy you brought us into the bathroom. I can play music for the baby in any room.