John Cusack stars in this drama about a father of two who must learn how to communicate with his children after his soldier wife is killed. Stanley Phillips (Cusack) takes care of his two daughters, 12-year-old Heidi (Shélan O'Keefe) and her younger sister Dawn (Gracie Bednarczyk), while their mother, Grace, (Dana Lynne Gilhooley), is on a tour of duty in Iraq. When he receives news that Grace has been killed, Stanley is left alone and without a clue how to tell his daughters that their mother will not be coming home. Unable to face up to the situation, Stanley decides to take the girls on a road trip to an amusement park. Along the way, he finally finds a way to break the painful news to them.