The film tells three inter-connected love stories that take place in Paris, New York and Rome. In Paris: Michael, a writer who recently left his wife Theresa, receives a visit from his lover Anna. The story explores their very complicated on/off relationship due to her inability to commit because of a terrible secret. In New York: Julia has recently been charged with attempting to kill her son, a charge which she firmly denies, but as a result, her son is now in his father's custody, while she is trying at all costs to regain him. In Rome: Sean, an American business man on a trip to Italy, falls in love with an Italian woman, Monica. Sean is inevitably drawn into a plot where he tries to free Monica's daughter who has been kidnapped by an Italian gangster and is being held for ransom.