Nineteen-year-old mixed-race Keith Perry wants to be close to his Jewish grandfather Izzie Goldberg. But Izzie refuses to accept the fact that his grandson is half black. Meanwhile Keith is searching for his Jewish roots, but Keith's mother is too busy running her retirement home, reliving the Sixties and sleeping with the local doctor to spend quality time with her own son. The film turns darker as Izzie's health worsens. Unable to face the grim reality of old age, he decides to die, and for the first time in his life Keith finds that his grandfather needs his help. But is he up to providing it.