Joe Warr (Clive Owen) is a British sports writer who lives in Australia with his second wife, Katy (Laura Fraser) and his young, eccentric son Artie (Nicholas McAnulty). When Katy gets diagnosed with cancer and passes away, Joe copes with the responsibilities of being a single parent with the help of his beloved wife's spirit. He also invites his teenaged son from his first marriage, Harry (George MacKay), to come and live with him in Australia for a while. Although Harry is at first unnerved by the lack of discipline in the house (due to the lack of a female influence), he eventually warms up and forms a very strong relationship with Artie. When Joe leaves the two of them alone with the house for a couple of nights, local teenagers throw a house party at the house against both boys' will. This throws Harry completely out of his comfort zone and he flies home back to England. Joe and Artie come after him and after a while, Harry is convinced to move to Australia full time. Joe is finally able to balance the responsibilities of single parenthood and has been brought closer to both of his sons.