Married George and Linda Gergenblatt love and thus are invested in life in New York City, despite he hating his job as a low level Wall Streeter, and she being on her latest in a long line of careers, this time as a documentary filmmaker, as she tries to find herself, those past careers in which she always bailed and failed. That investment is purchasing a micro-loft (i.e. studio apartment) in the West Village they can barely afford. When New York City seems not to be invested in them in return in both having professional setbacks, they believe they have no other option but to accept the offer by George's wealthy, Atlanta residing brother, Rick Gergenblatt, a blowhard who they barely tolerate, to live with him and his family in their McMansion and for George to work for him in his "construction rental equipment" business. When that situation with Rick too goes sideways, George and Linda decide to head back to Elysium, a commune in northern Georgia that was attached to the bed and breakfast they stayed at the night before arriving at Rick's, that night ending up being one of the best times they've had in their lives. The commune is run by the charismatic Seth, with Carvin being the leader emeritus, he who has lived there as a commune when he purchased the property in 1971 with nine others who have all since gone their own separate ways. Beyond if they can adjust to the ways of the commune and their interactions with the other residents, George and Linda's stay at Elysium is affected by whether they can be truthful to each other about what they really want in life, it all set against the backdrop of pressures by developers to take over the property.