When Albert Stockwell comes home from work one day he finds a note from his wife of 15 years, Nancy, saying she has gone to see friends. After waiting several days, Albert realizes that his wife is missing. Nancy has met her salvation on the Internet in the form of Louis Farley. Louis's life, like Nancy's, has become a twisted quest for redemption via smutty chat rooms and alternative websites. Both wounded and alone, they seek a different place, one of liberation and fulfilment. While Nancy pursues the ultimate freedom, Albert is left to put the pieces together and try to salvage what is left. Downloading Nancy is a trip to the darkest and most sensual corners of the mind and of the world.