年近七十的本（罗伯特·德尼罗 Robert De Niro 饰）曾经是一位精明强干，事业有成的商人，最终，他还是和大部分老年人一样开始了平淡的退休生活。本对忙碌而又充实的过去无比怀念，孤独与内心里蠢蠢欲动的渴望让他做出了重回职场的决定，成为了年轻的朱尔斯（安妮·海瑟薇 Anne Hathaway 饰）手下的一名小小员工。 朱利安年纪虽轻却是一家著名时尚购物网站的创办人，为了事业，她牺牲了自己全部的业余时间和感情生活，这份事业带给了朱利安荣耀，却也成为了她肩上沉重的负担，更糟的是，公司董事会已经开始怀疑，朱利安是否能够胜任她目前的职位了。起初，朱利安并没有将年迈又落伍的本放在眼里，然而，随着时间的推移，这位慈祥的长者渐渐成为了她生活中最真挚的友人。
Raymond runs an organic egg farm in Brittany, France. He also entertains a secret passion for theater and in particular for the play Cyrano de Bergerac, which he recites to his favorite and only audience: his hens! When his main egg buyer walks out on him, his entire life goes haywire. Desperate to save his farm, he takes on the crazy challenge of turning his love for theater into a series of internet performances starring himself and his best friend, the hen Roxane! When he posts his first video on YouTube, his friends and family are aghast. But what a stroke of luck when his eccentric neighbor Wendy, a British ex-pat, turns out to be a theater scholar! With her unexpected help Raymond works hard to improve his performances and create a buzz. Can he save his farm, family and marriage by making Roxane and his chicken farm famous?