School teacher Pat Solitano returns home to discover his wife in the shower with another man. He snaps, batters his rival to a bloody pulp and is sent to a psychiatric facility for eight months as part of his plea bargain with the courts. He emerges a much calmer man returns home to live with his parents. They are understandably concerned when Pat forges an unlikely friendship with crazy local girl, Tiffany, who needs a partner for an amateur dance competition.
- David O Russell