Jeanne leads a dull life in the suburbs, having long forgotten her ambitions to be a princess or a film star. Having lost his job, her partner Albert has the humiliation of having to work as night watchman in a supermarket. The couple live with Jeanne's parents, her sister, and Julien, Albert's grown-up son from a previous relationship. Albert is appalled when he learns that Julien has managed to get a girl pregnant. How will he react to the news that his son has been arrested for stealing a car?