Emory Leeson (Dudley Moore) lies for a living. A top advertising executive, he gets fed up with writing dishonest ad copy and decides to tell the truth, coming up with such candid ads as, "Volvos: they're boxy but good" and "Metamucil: it makes you go to the toilet." His boss, Charles
Drucker (J.T. Walsh), is so incensed by the unorthodox ads that he not only fires Emory, but also has him committed. The sanitarium to which Emory is sent is populated with the usual movie-variety crazies, along with a token female patient, Kathy Burgess (Daryl Hannah), who conveniently develops a
hankering for Emory. Lonely and confused, she is obsessed with her brother, who, she cla...