Guy gets fired, writes novel, gets rejected ... the usual.
Then a literary agent (Six Feet Under's Frances Conroy) sees the marvel of his manuscript and signs him ... the book climbs to number one on the New York Times bestseller list ... and the Rob Lowe character promptly turns into a jerk.
The jerk needs to learn a lesson which is provided by mysterious meetings with the mad professor from Back to the Future telling him all sorts of unknowable things including the fact that he was going to die on Christmas day.
So are there supernatural things at work? Is he going to die? After all those rejections, isn't a writer allowed some Pride before the Fall?
Turns out it was all a trick. He was getting too big for his boots. He had to be taught a lesson. And who was behind the lesson?
I could have cried after this plot twist was revealed.
Except I was too busy laughing.