Shirley Valentine is a middle-aged housewife, taken for granted by her husband Joe and spending her days cooking, cleaning and quite literally talking to the kitchen wall as she prepares her husband’s regular evening meal of egg and chips. She longs for some adventure and thinks back to her days as a carefree and rebellious teenager. When her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two, Shirley jumps at the chance to go with a mix of exhilaration and jittery nerves. While relaxing on holiday, she rediscovers herself and begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light. When the time comes to return home, Shirley must make a decision.