Jack McCall, played by Eddie Murphy, finds a weird tree in his yard after a suit also a spiritual guru. After discovering that in imitation of each word he speaks, a leaf drops off of the tree, Jack refuses to talk at all, as conduct yourself thus will save the tree, and him, alive. However, his sham-events, marriage, and friendships are all affected by his substitute. Can Jack figure out an interchange method of relic? Or will he handily have to live the land of his simulation to the fullest?