Isabelle is determined not to spend her 65th birthday alone. When her daughter doesn't turn up for dinner, Isabelle invites herself into the home of her new neighbour, Leisha. Once inside and eating cake, Isabelle soon discovers that this young woman has recently lost her baby to cot death. When Isabelle's prying triggers a nervous breakdown in Leisha, she helps her in a way nobody else can.
Isabelle is downsizing in retirement to a row of identical townhouses. It’s her 65th birthday and her first day in her new home but all her neighbours are too consumed in their semi detached bubbles to engage with the eager new resident.
Even Isabelle’s daughter is too busy to help Mum move in and doesn’t show for dinner, so it looks like Isabelle’s spending her birthday alone.
That is until she meets Leisha, the reclusive young mother from a few doors down. Isabelle invites herself into Leisha’s home with birthday cake to share.
The promising visit takes an awkward turn when Isabelle realises that Leisha’s nursing “baby” is actually a teddy bear.
Leisha clearly believes the “baby” is real and becomes increasingly agitated by Isabelle’s presence and behaviour around it. Leisha lashes out, calling Isabelle “weird”. Isabelle retaliates by pointing out that Leisha is breast feeding a teddy bear.
Leisha’s shock gives way to panic and then terror. She now believes her baby has stopped breathing and begs Isabelle for help.
Isabelle sees only one way to save Leisha from a complete mental breakdown – she grabs the teddy bear and gives it CPR.
With committed mouth-to-teddy-mouth Isabelle convinces Leisha that she’s revived the imaginary baby and sows the seeds for a strange new surrogate family.