Real estate attorney Jim Osgoode is a nice family man, who lives with his wife Sally and little daughter Janey in a nice apartment complex. Their lives turn into a nightmare however, when they receive a notification that a convicted sex offender has been released from jail and is moving into their neighborhood. Jim's horrified wife demands that Jim does something about this, but he tries to calm her down and checks in with the police if former sex offenders are being tracked once they're released. When he's told that the police doesn't do that and that the man if free until he commits another crime, Jim is shocked but tries to stay calm. His inquisitive daughter makes a bet with her friends that she can get into the sex offender's apartment and steal something from it. When this childish skirmish goes wrong, Sally as well as two other neighbor families demand that Jim helps them do something about the situation. At first they scratch the man's car and leave him a warning message to ...