Leon Tolchinskyhas landed a terriflic job as a schoolteacher in the idyllic Russian hamlet of Kulyenchikov. What he does not know is that the town has been cursed with chronic stupidity for 200 years. The desperate townspeople have hired Leon hoping he can break the curse. However, they forget to tell him that if he stays in Kulenchikov for more than 24 hours and fails to break the curse he also becomes stupid. Will love and comedy triumph? Hey, it's Neil Simon!