A young woman, struggling with agoraphobia, hasn’t left her New York City apartment or even seen anyone in more than a year. The woman (Marin Ireland), whose name we never learn, is crippled by tasks as simple as ordering Chinese take-out — she claims to be on the phone or fresh from the shower and slides the money under the door. When her toilet overflows and she is faced with a flooded apartment, she has to call the plumber and let him into her refuge. The plumber, Wes (Paul Sparks), is funny and compassionate. Remarkably, yet inevitably, they fall in love. But do they ever leave her apartment?
Sparrows Dance is a delicate mixture of quirks, romance, and drama, utilizing the physical space of a one-bedroom apartment to create an intricate world of solitude that extends far beyond its visible limits.