Coming of age story features country boy moving to the big city to escape a painful past. Ex hometown football champ Ricky Brown (Ryan Kwanten) has just lost his brother in a tragic accident. The town's expectations of him coupled with his inability to handle the grief and rage involved drive him to pull up stakes and move to the Big Apple. There he seeks counsel with an old hero from his childhood back home, also a handy gridiron star in his day, who is now a priest in Brooklyn. Ricky meets Vera (Natasha Lyonne) a bolshy waitress whose straightforwardness takes him aback and captivates him at the same time. He returns home a changed man, to confront the issues that forced him away, but is he changed enough.