When he is made redundant, Ohio advertising executive Henry Clark's (Steve Martin) only chance of employment is an interview in New York. His wife Nancy (Goldie Hawn), feeling restless now that their children have flown the nest and unaware of Henry's job situation, decides to come along. But the trip gets off to a bad start. Following the diversion of their plane to Boston, the couple miss their train to the Big Apple and have to rent a car. From then on, things only get worse. John Cleese co-stars as a supercilious hotel manager (sound familiar?).