Wyatt, a cynical narcoleptic who lives in a flop house-like apartment, wants to be a journalist, but all he's managed to accomplish is a lowly temp job at the ultra-hip clickbait company Slice. His career dreams are nearly dashed when he notices a mysterious girl named Fern living on his block in an 88' Toyota Tercel hatchback. Intrigued, he decides to meet her in the hopes of writing a story that Slice might publish.
He learns that Fern's father went missing and assumed dead when she was a young child living in Montana. After receiving a cryptic letter from a stranger named Dr. Green, telling her that her father is alive and living in LA, she decided to go look for him herself. Together the two set off on a journey to find Fern's elusive dad among the derelict corners of the city, while developing a not so platonic interest for each other along the way.