In the dead of a cold Montreal winter, lonely, recently divorced Robert Filion (Gabriel Arcand) learns his father has died in Florida. Robert and his son Maxime (Simon Gonzalez), travel to Florida for the funeral and then set out from Dixie with his late father's car for the return trip to Montreal. After traveling for hours and having trouble finding hotels with a vacancy, they stop in Georgia to spend a near-sleepless night in their car until they are suddenly awakened by a couple of cops who tell them to move on. Further on down the road, the duo meets the talkative travel writer Norman G. Simpson (Gerard Parkes), whose friendliness to Maxime disturbs Robert. After a night of drinking at the Drama Motel in Chesapeake Bay, Robert decides that he won't return Maxime to his mother, and Robert attempts to deal with the loss of his own father by developing a better relationship with his son in this drama of human loss and loneliness.