Is there a magic trick for mending broken hearts? Ernie is an alcoholic stage magician haunted by lost love and his brother's suicide. Esther is numb with grief, working a dead end job while her heart atrophies. Nathan Lender is a small time grifter living on his wits and in a car with his twelve-year-old daughter, Claire. These people have run out of escape tricks and when chance brings them together they discover that love can perform miracles.