Ten-year-old Olaf lives in a world where hiring family members and friends is common practice. For the right money, anyone can create the illusion of ideal happiness for themselves. When the Rent A Life company holds auditions at Olaf’s school, he doesn’t hesitate for a moment. He has every intention of being cast as a friend at a birthday party for a little girl from a rich family. It quickly turns out that the cost of taking part in the illusion is a high one.