Harris Malden is the neighborhood darling, but he has an idiosyncrasy: he tries to pass off his facial hair as real to his friends and family. The mustache is a big bold lie affixed right above his lip and it isn't fooling anyone but himself. The small community that shelters Harris supports his curious habit. Despite the big ol' fake mustache, everything is fine and dandy, until his twenty-fifth birthday. His best friend Paul brings an outsider to Harris' party and their lives take a detour after she shouts, "YOU FAKE YOUR MUSTACHE!" just as he's blowing out the candles. The whole gang has to to deal with the repercussions of Harris' breakdown in this quirky comedy.