Taylor Kitsch and Brendan Gleeson star in this comedy drama directed by Don McKellar. The community of the small harbour village of Tickle Head in Newfoundland is in urgent need of employment. Since the need for fishermen has rapidly decreased over the years, the majority of the people have been out of work. When news reaches the mayor of Tickle Head that there are talks of opening a petrochemical factory in the village, the people set out to do everything they can to make it happen; the only problem is that there is a condition in place that states they must have a resident doctor. When young doctor Paul Lewis (Kitsch) is caught by airport security with cocaine, the mayor of Tickle Head sees an opportunity and tells him that there will be no charges made but he must stay in the village to serve as their doctor for one month. Plans are made to get every member of the community to try their hardest to make him stay.