Sherry Graham, a self-destructive makeup saleswoman, lives life by her own set of rules. In the daytime, she confidently touts makeup products to new and old clients, but at night she hangs out at bars picking up men. She often looks to self-help books for inspiration, and watches old black-and-white movies to escape the suburban milieu she finds herself in.
We soon learn that Sherry is estranged from her family. After an ultimatum from her sister, Sherry tries to open up a salon with her best friend, Danny. But as Sherry's plans begin to unravel - both in love and business - she takes control of her life in a dramatic turn of events.