Unemployed TV star Andrew Rally relocates to New York City, and is offered a job playing Hamlet for the summer theater. The one big problem: He hates Hamlet and Shakespeare. He soon gets an offer to return to the small screen. TV or not TV? The ghost of John Barrymore appears to convince Andrew to take on the role, and offers him a special brand of personal training, leading to a wildly funny duel over women, theater, television and success.