Man with two daughters losses his wife (Accident, cancer maybe?). She was the love of his life and best friend and he takes it hard.
Two years later his daughter take note of a new resident in the town. A single young woman who seems to share a lot of interests. They decide she’s perfect.
Thus the movie continues with the daughters comedic attempts to get the new lady and their father to run into each other and talk to each other. Finally they tip their hand and their Dad catches them.
He sits them down and explains that he wishes they could have a mother, but he’s not ready to start dating and honestly he may never be. The daughters roll their eyes.
“We know that Dad. We weren’t trying to get you a girlfriend.”
“We were trying to get you a friend-friend.”
“You’ve pushed away everyone else since Mom died. You talk to anyone or write to them.”
“So we found someone who you never met, so you wouldn’t be haunted by the time you spent with them and Mom.”
“Someone who into the same things, so you’d have plenty to talk about.”
“And some who was probably at least a little lonely too.”
“Not everything’s about romance Dad.”
And with the pressure off and the knowledge that they do understand, the dad does become friends with the Lady. He never dates or remarries, but that’s okay because he’s okay with it and not moping. He helps the Lady when she gets married and they remain close friends.
Because that’s what he really needed.