In the early 2000s, Maud Nycander made a short film called "Love and Fish Sticks" about her friends, young parents who welcomed their first child a year after they met. Punk poet Johan, actress Lena, and their two young daughters set up a life in a modest Stockholm apartment, laugh a lot, and think about how to raise money for the future. After almost 20 years, the director shoots the couple again — this time already with three daughters and in the process of divorcing. Flashbacks to a turbulent youth, alternating with touching home episodes in the present, allow us to follow in detail how the love of two people was born and at what point it cracked. The personal story of Johan and Lena is gradually becoming universal for many couples around the world.