Molly runs an independent candy shop in New York City, which comes under threaten from the all-conquering Corporate Candy Company. Joel works for this behemoth and he meets Molly at a Halloween fancy dress party sporting the same costume. It's hate at first sight. Despite their many differences, and Joel's fear of commitment, these misfits slowly fall in love. However, it's tough to maintain a relationship when Joel represents a threat to Molly's livelihood.