Jed’s life is perfect, almost too perfect. Successful parents, lots of friends and success at school promise him a rosy future. However...Jed decides to leave it all behind. Without a plan, he gets on a train and ends up in a small, dead-end town in Finland. Jed rambles around looking for a job. His only friend is a stray dog named Jesse James. Together they bump into Veera, an eccentric widow who takes care of a cranky group of outsiders. When autumn and cold weather arrive, Jed and Jesse get a new home in her house on a hill. Money runs out and reality bites but Jed does not give up. Finally he finds a job as a garbage truck driver’s assistant with a curmudgeon who’s been bitten by the ballroom dancing bug. Jed starts to become rooted in the city even if he doesn’t want to. Of all the people in town, Jed keeps constantly running across Lulu, a prickly and quick-witted girl, and her pretty friend Salla. When Lulu hears that Jed hauls shit for a living, she tells Jed outright that he’s just one more moron in the town. Gradually, without either of them admitting it, the relationship changes from bickering, picking on each other and a battle of wills to friendship, and as could happen, finally to love.