Danny Masucci has been building rockets for years; it's the only thing that makes sense to him. After a number of failures, he seems to have finally succeeded in designing a new, hyperefficient model. A public launch is scheduled when his Nonna (grandmother) suddenly passes away. Reeling from the loss, Danny begins to discover an entire world he previously avoided. As he begins to do more and more on his own, he becomes more connected with the people around him — from the young teacher, Gloria, whom he begins a relationship with, to his over-excited intern Steve. But as the challenges of intimacy begin to rear their heads, Danny discovers love has a steep learning curve.