Maggie Bosworth is reaching the twilight of her years. Her two children have grown up and left home and she is waiting on her husband Frank to retire so that they can spend some quality time together. However, Maggie makes a shocking discovery about Frank and soon she left all alone and having to start her life all over again. Maggie struggles with the loneliness and the endless boredom of life on her own. She begins to despair, until she meets her neighbour in the flat beneath hers. He calls himself Walter Beck and he begins to teach her that life on her own isn't so bad. She agrees to have dinner with him and then Walter shows her who he really is. He is a man with a few tricks up his sleeve and he has the power to make Maggie's final years into something wonderful, as long as she believes in magic.