Disillusioned with his career and depressed on the heels of a recent breakup, 35-year-old Jesse Fisher finds his bleak future looking up after agreeing to speak at his alma mater, and meeting a pretty college sophomore who reawakens his inner passions. Jesse (writer/director Josh Radnor
) is beginning to feel as if his options are shrinking after his latest relationship fails, and his job begins to grow suffocating. But when his former college professor (Richard Jenkins
) requests that he speak at his upcoming retirement dinner, the increasingly reclusive thirtysomething sees it as a great opportunity to break out of his funk. Upon returning to his alma mater, Jesse finds his memories rushing back in a warm wave of nostalgia. Later, when Jesse forms a surprise connection with brassy college sophomore Zibby (Elizabeth Olsen
), he finds himself suddenly reinvigorated, and possessing a newfound optimism for the future.