Movie star Tad Hamilton has a bad-boy image he needs to clean up. Luckily his agent cooks up a brilliant scheme to change all that -- a contest where any girl in the country can win a date with the big-screen idol.
Rosalee Futch, grocery store clerk at a Piggly Wiggly in rural West Virginia, has always dreamed of meeting Tad Hamilton. When she wins the date, she gets to spend one fabulous evening with him, and that should be the end of it. But Tad enjoys his taste of "the real world" so much he decides to move to West Virginia to be near Rosalee, much to the chagrin of her best friend and coworker, Pete. Now Rosalee has to choose between the movie star who can offer her a life of Hollywood glamour and the best friend who's been deeply, hopelessly in love with her since sixth grade.