Matthew Broderick's directorial debut is the biographical drama of the life of Richard Feynman, the famous physicist. The young Richard is in love with science and motion and devoted himself to his studies almost entirely. He falls in love, however, and his love, Arline (Patricia Arquette), becomes the only other thing he's concerned with in life outside of science. When she's stricken by disease at an early age, Richard devotes himself to the study of that disease. The two become one but Richard's love for science is always secondary to that for Arline and when her health begins failing again years later, he faces personal crisis. The top secret project he's working on is the nuclear bomb, a device designed to take life but all he wants is to give live to the woman he loves.