Living in her van while travelling around America, Tallulah “Lu” (Page) and her partner Nico survive by stealing credit cards. When Nico decides it’s time to go home to his mother, Tallulah expresses her dismay and argues with Nico about how she will not change her lifestyle. Lu is devastated to discover the next morning that Nico has left without saying goodbye and finds herself compelled to find him. She drives to New York, where Nico’s mother, Margo (Janney), lives and finds her at her apartment. After informing Lu that she has not seen Nico in two years, Margo tells Lu to leave.