The Lehmanns are moving, which means major chaos. Carlo, his beautiful and sexy young wife Moni, their plump and pubescent children Jule and Mike, Grandma Otti and Felix, Carlo’s son from his first marriage, fall all over each other trying to transport their furniture.
While their old house was a disaster, the new one is a dream come true in a ritzy section of town. Actually, Carlos could care less about the address, but for Moni it was everything she’s ever wanted.
Carlo has the idea that he’s up for a promotion into management because of “changes” his boss spoke of, so let the good life begin! But then he is shocked to the core to learn that those “changes” mean that he’s getting fired!
Not having the heart to tell his family, he’s now forced to pretend the new job is going great while at the same time he desperately searches for a new job. The result? He finds a job driving a frozen foods truck. Their snobby neighbors, the Degenhardts make the situation even worse, pressuring Carlo into buying “original terracotta flagstones”, which is the very last thing he can afford.
As the pressure mounts to keep up the façade of his double life, Carlo nears the breaking point. The kids are the first to suspect the truth, and without his knowledge, they take it upon themselves to avert the impending financial disaster.
Jule throws herself into singing practice with the hope of winning a contest with a cash prize, Mike tries to sell the flagstones at a good profit and even Grandma Otti, for whom nothing remains hidden, is baking cookies for Felix to sell in their new neighborhood.
Even friends of Carlo from the old neighborhood detect a problem and all quietly pitch in to help. Finally Moni notices that Carlo has been pretty tense in the last few weeks and is always evading her questions. When she discovers a jeweler’s bill, she heavily accepts the obvious truth – Carlo is cheating on her.
It’s only when she goes to where he supposedly still works to confront him that she learns of the lie that Carlo has been living. Unsteadily, she goes off in search of her husband, only to find him at his new job. Desperately hoping it’s not too late, Carlo finally admits to his wife the painful truth.
Now one question remains… can the Lehmanns overcome the deceit, pull together and once again find their happiness?