It's 1962 and the Cold War has darkened the door of the USA. Calvin Webber (Christopher Walken) is prepared for every eventuality, building a fall out shelter that will accomodate himself, his wife (Sissy Spacek) and their unborn son for thirty-five years. After they mistake a plane crash in their back garden for a nuclear explosion the shelter closes and a controlled timer starts. A long wait is iminant. Adam (Brendan Fraser) now a thirty-five year old man, has never seen the outside world. The Sky, the sea and most of all woman. When the shelter opens he is sent out into the world to see how man kind has managed to survive, enter Eve (Alicia Silverstone) a streetwise, confident girl struggling to hold down a job and keep a decent boyfriend. With the help of Eve, Adam manages to taste the real world and they find themselves falling for each other in a big way.
All actors perform faultlessly in this feel good comedy. A joyous movie to watch. I recommend it highly.