For fifteen-year-old Ruthie Carmichael and her young mother Rita, life has never been stable. Fleeing Rita's latest boyfriend, they find themselves living out of their beat-up car and heading east in search of a better life. When money runs out and their car breaks down, they become stranded in a small town where Rita ultimately lands a steady job waitressing at a local diner, and they begin to develop a family: the diner's tender-hearted owner Marty, and Pam, a transgender waitress with big dreams who becomes Ruthie's closest friend.


Katie Holmes