Rory (Brian Cox) is as rugged and removed as the Hebridean island he inhabits. But ill health forces him to travel to San Francisco for treatment. Reconnecting with his son for the first time in fifteen years, Rory hopes to make up for the mistakes of the past with his grandson.
Californian values clash with the cantankerous Celt, but he finds solace in musuem curator Claudia (Rosanna Arquette).
Brian Cox’s winning and multilayered performance is at the heart of this film that shows that facing death can help show us how to truly live.