Buddy Amaral (Ben Affleck) is a partner in a hip L.A. ad agency who has it all: confidence, charm, women, money. He makes things happen. Even when he’s stuck in a snowstorm one late December night at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, he makes the most of it — giving up his seat to a man who wants to be home with his family, and scoring a night with a woman he’s just met.
But the next morning, Buddy learns that the plane he should have been on has crashed, and for the first time in his life, the guy with all the answers is at a loss.
Compelled to make things right, Buddy sets out to find the wife (Gwyneth Paltrow) of the man who took his seat. It’s a bold move that will change the lives of two people who never in a million years would have met, in very surprising, unpredictable and ultimately unforgettable ways.