A simple New York cab ride leads an unemployed photographer and a woman with a failing marriage on a journey that will change both of their lives forever - if they don't wind up killing one another first - in this heartwarming romantic comedy from writer/director Sam Jaeger. Talented photographer Thom has just received his latest job rejection when his landlord unceremoniously evicts him from his modest New York City apartment. Desperate to stay afloat despite his dire circumstances, Thom begins cruising the streets in his illegal taxi in search of a few fares. When Claire Barrow gets into the back seat, she's still reeling from finding her husband in a compromising position with his new secretary. To make matters worse, her estranged father in California has just suffered a major heart attack. With nothing tying her to New York City anymore, Claire agrees to pay Thom $5000 to drive her to California. As the city fades in Thom's rear-view mirror, the unlikely traveling companions begin to see a whole new world of possibilities unfolding right before them. And despite the hitting the occasional bump in the road, they both quickly realize that sometimes it's the unexpected moments in life than make it truly worth living.
by Jason Buchanan synopsis