Rachel has been making people laugh since the moment she could speak. She can even see the funny side when her husband leaves her for a cosmetics demonstrator. Called Greg. Rachel becomes a professional stand-up comedian, but has yet to break into the big time. And with a ten-year-old child and a mortgage, she needs a day job to make ends meet. So Rachel spends her mornings cleaning the houses of the rich and famous, much to the chagrin of her Jewish mother Stella (main ambition: to see Rachel safely re-married) and her Jewish dentist boyfriend Adam (main ambition: to share a scoured and swabbed, germ-free home in the suburbs with Rachel). Life for Rachel couldn’t be sweeter. Yet somehow it lacks a certain spark. But there are sparks a-plenty when the washing machine breaks down a repair man called Matt arrives … and sends her life into a spin.