A young couple (Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington) have just moved into their California dream home. Soon, however, they become the target of a neighbour who finds it hard to tolerate the fact that each of the couple has a different skin colour. The stern single father (Samuel L. Jackson) works as a Los Angeles police officer, all the while scheming to become the self-appointed enforcer of order in the neighborhood. His nightly checkpoint walks and all-too-curious eyes make some feel safe, but increasingly annoy the young newlyweds. The couple eventually begin to fight back against the constant invasion of privacy.