Family man and a successful career, Walter (Mel Gibson) goes through a stage of his life less enjoyable, sinking into a severe depression that removes little by little loved ones. Confused by her husband’s behavior, which fails to recover even after calling in professional help, Meredith (Jodie Foster) decide that the best solution is to separate for a while. Awakened from a terrible drunk, Walter realizes that he has with a beaver puppet as he had found in a dumpster the night before. Gradually, the doll comes to life through the voice of Walter, it dedublându and personality. Thus, it learns to relate back to their own employees and his family managed to recover spectacular and to restore order in life.