Norman, a quiet, middle-aged Montreal professor, decides to marry a young Mexican woman he meets through an Internet matchmaking service. But, this arrangement bears little resemblance to colonialist wife buying. His bride, Gladys, couldn't be less obsequious or servile. She's a headstrong woman more interested in true love and companionship than a Canadian passport. Norman, too, wants to forge a substantive relationship, and he's so eager to please that he invites Gladys's mother for an extended visit. Against the cacophony of languages and ethnicity in cosmopolitan Montreal, introverted, easy-going Norman and restless, forceful Gladys try to connect, but generational differences and competing desires get in the way.