Adam Loule, 31, is trying to write the next great novel. It isn't going well. His previous books have all been failures, and now he's only surviving thanks to his girlfriend Tracy, 29, a successful lawyer. His blind obsession for greatness has recently put a strain on their relationship, not that Adam's noticed. He does however notice the beautiful and flattering Emma, 25, especially when she tells Adam she also goes by another name, Death...and she's here for him. Not surprisingly, Adam doesn't believe her, regardless of her infinite knowledge of his most embarrassing secrets, until she takes another guy whose time is up. As Adam descends into panic, Emma assures him death isn't all that bad. She's going to give him until tomorrow to finish his book, which will make him famous and become the classic he's always dreamed of writing. She can see the future after he dies when he isn't around to screw it up. Living only results in poverty and obscurity. Adam decides he'll take his chances and live, as what good is fame if you can't be around to bask in it. Adam pleads with Emma and she finally relents. If he can prove that living is better than his dreams coming true, she might let him live. Adam thinks about Tracy, but Emma doesn't buy it. Tracy's moving up in the world and is quickly going to tire of the supporting a struggling writer who doesn't notice her, and dreams of becoming George Clooney as soon as he's famous so women can get past the awkwardness and khakis. Realizing she might be right, Adam tries to make amends with Tracy, but unable to see Emma, she doesn't believe him and wonders if this is about another very real woman. After two years together, she wants to move on with life and is wondering if he's the guy to do it with. As Adam continues to try and find things worth living for, he begins to connect with Emma. The attraction is mutual. Emma wants to quit being Death, but is afraid to take the next step and has been looking for someone to go past the gates with. She wants to go with Adam. Suddenly, the afterlife isn't looking so bad. Torn between the two women, his desire for fame, and with dawn about to break, Adam must decide if what he's dreamed about is worth dying for, and if the woman he truly loves is in the present or the hereafter.