Josh is perhaps the most prominent DJ at the hottest, most exclusive club in New York City. All of the major labels are ready to sign this young man who's well on his way to a life of fame and fortune. But after an overdose, his real age is revealed and this 17-year-old is sentenced by the court to live out the rest of his underage years under the custody of his estranged father in the small town of Paragon, North Dakota.
In just trying to ride out the next few months, keeping his head low and living under the radar, Josh meets Mary, captain of the dance team, the worse in the district, the state, possibly the country. This unexpected encounter destroys his plan to stay out of the limelight and not care about anyone but himself. Ordered by the court to meet with a psychotherapist, Josh begins to discover the depth of his pain and to find sympathy for the people of this army town who carry the burden, pain and the loss of their loved ones to the most recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Through the people of this small town, Josh discovers that there are bigger purposes in life than fame and fortune and caring for others opens up to a life he never thought was possible.