Beautiful, mercurial Ann Devereaux has just left her philandering husband Dan, a society bandleader, and taken to the road with her teenage sons, George and Robbie, in search of a suitable new mate. But it's 1953, years past Ann's courting days. Now, it seems that the losers and playboys outnumber the eligible and willing bachelors. As the miles roll by, their journey veers from hair-raising, to poignant, to comic. The three of them get to know each other much better than they'd ever expected. Ultimately, George discovers the determination, dignity and love underneath his mother's flamboyant exterior. And Ann makes a different family for herself and her sons than any of them had imagined.