A family in emotional turmoil is taken by surprise in this quirky adventure where an eccentric eight-year-old American boy, Wes, has an existential epiphany. He believes that he is, in fact, a Mongolian goat herder.

When Wes befriends a similarly displaced Indian immigrant, they both decide it's their destiny to connect the child's dream to his reality through the use of crowdfunding. Their journey to the mysterious plains of Mongolia throws the boy's family further into disarray, leading his desperate mother on a trip across the world, with her son, in order to make their family whole again.