Meet Hugo Dugay (Alyssa Milano), a lonely disenfranchised female pool cleaner. She has 44 pools to clean today, her mother Minerva (Cathy Moriarty) is a chronic gambler and her father Henry (Malcolm McDowell) is a lost soul trying to kick a menu of addictions. These are the least of her problems as todays clients range from a film director who shot and killed a movie extra for over acting (Robert Downey JR) to a bully who flouts the law to have his pool filled by 6:30pm. Through all this she picks up a mysterious hitchhiker (Sean Penn) and a new customer suffering from ALS (Lou Gaehrig's Disease) which keeps him trapped in a wheelchair. Though Hugo's day begins with threats from a menacing customer, confrontations with her dysfunctional parents and the promise of too much hard work, this magical person who comes into her life makes all that is wrong turn right.