After losing his wife, Bill Palet (JK Simmons) takes his 17-year-old son, Wes (Josh Wiggins), and moves into a big city and wants to take it over. As each begins to adapt to the new life, both find peace in new relationships. Wes meets Lacy (Odeya Rush), an introverted but powerful girl whose enigmatic personality captivates him. Bill knows Carine (Julie Delpy), an elegant teacher whose sad past is akin to his. When relationships are tested, Bill and Wess move away and come back as they discover their own identities.