Nineteen year old Orla from Country Antrim wins 'Follow a Star' on the Irish national TV station. Her prize is a quest - to find C&W star Jed Wood, give him a kiss, and report on her adventure on the following week's show.
Ray Timmons, a 40-year-old with a great future behind him, is dispatched as her profoundly reluctant cameraman. They are wildly unsuccessful. But events, and a succession of extraordinary encounters, change the course of their quest. When Orla faces a fate worse than death, Ray - against his better judgment and in the teeth of all his avowed ambitions - decides to stay and rescue her. Neither of them gets what they came to New York for, but they do achieve a kind of liberation (and a way to share it).