Submitted by Jeremy
A woman named Fern (Frances McDormand) resigns to living in a van and traveling the country for work after her husband dies and the plant they worked at shuts down, rendering her town (Empire, Nevada) a ghost town.
Fern finds scattered work meets other nomads who lost their jobs or couldn’t support themselves in homes otherwise. She learns how to survive in conditions on the road, as well as meeting other nomads, including a man named Dave who takes an interest in her. Fern also takes time to visit her sister’s family (mostly because she needed money) and learns to let go of her husband’s death.