The film charts the stories of several people over a hot summer weekend in Adelaide. Photojournalist Nick (William McInnes) discovers he has cancer. On his way home he goes to the site of a train accident to report on it and meets Meryl (Justine Clarke), who witnessed a man get run over by a train. Over the course of a hot weekend, their relationship develops as another chance encounter allows them to discover more about each other and the two gradually allow themselves to let go of their fears and form a meaningful relationship with one another. Meanwhile, Nick's colleague, Andy Walker, has to deal with the news that his estranged girlfriend, Anna, is pregnant, made more difficult by the fact that neither of them really wanted or planned for a baby. Andy also has to cope with his ex-wife, who doesn't trust his ability to take good care of his two children. The lives of Julia, the partner of the man run over by the train, and the driver of the train are also explored, both characters shown going through the seven stages of grief, the train driver also bridging the gap with his estranged teenage son during the course of the movie. The rain at the end of the film is to symbolize relief.