Alex (Richard Brancatisano) is a 35-year-old high school teacher who still lives at home with his parents in one of Sydney Australia's most populated immigrant neighborhoods. His parents want him to follow in the footsteps of his brother and marry a Greek Orthodox girl.
Eve (Andrea Demetriades) is a Muslim Lebanese lawyer who also is being pressured by her parents to do the right thing and marry someone from her own religion. Her controlling mother has already spread the word that she is promised to a middle-aged suitor.
When Alex and Eve meet, there is a genuine emotional and erotic connection between them. Despite his fear of heights, he gifts her with a chance to climb to the top of the Harbor Bridge. Going out dancing and having sex solidifies their blossoming love. Now, all they have to do is get permission from the two sets of parents who are adamantly opposed to Alex and Eve's marriage.
Peter Andrikidis directs this dramedy about how hard it is for some cultural and religious groups to accept diversity in their midst. These Muslim and Eastern Orthodox families trade threats and insults stemming from their over-the-top fears and prejudices. The screenplay by Alex Lykos, based on a stage play, shows how difficult it is for those made uneasy by pluralism to adopt a more tolerant and understanding view of those they see as alien "others." But as these likeable lovers show us, it's good to embrace and appreciate the differences in the people we encounter.