Billy Crudup stars as Henry, a complex, misanthropic and overall strange author of children's books. As his soulmate and creative collaborator Rude (Tom Wilkinson) dies, Henry faces the necessity to team up with a new illustrator, Lucy (Mandy Moore). So Henry suffers a lot and deprives himself of a chance to go on, he continues to communicate (successfully) with Rudy via the Unisphere - a giant globe that was part of the World's Fair in Queens, New York, in the 1960s. However, no matter how much nuts Henry's becoming, he attempts to work with a new, by the way lovely, colleague, on a sequel to his successful children's book. As for Lucy, she's followed by her ex-boyfriend Jeremy, who left her two years ago and suddenly appears now, extremely apologetic, and dedicates his new book to her...
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