Due to budget problems at the school a young teacher named Louis Ives (Paul Dano) is released from his position and forced to seek out a new job and a more affordable place to live. Before long, Louis lands a position with an eco-friendly magazine and begins sharing an apartment with English professor Henry Harrison (Kevin Kline). Henry is a very interesting individual. He's a brash, eloquent, opinionated, larger-than-life figure who spews unapologetic sexism and endlessly peculiar advice at every opportunity. Louis is initially hesitant about sharing an apartment with Henry, but eventually warms up to the idea and becomes rather fascinated with his new friend. In his spare time, Henry works as an extra man (someone who provides a lady with companionship at social events) for an elderly billionaire. Louis finds this line of work very appealing and attempts to convince Henry to help him land a similar job. Henry reluctantly agrees, offering Louis a series of lessons on how to live an extraordinarily elegant life on a poor man's budget.
Shari Springer Berman
Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, Katie Holmes