Jennifer (Tara Westwood) and Dan (Carlo Fiorletta) are a fairly typical daughter and father, straddling the younger and later edges of middle age. Within two years, both have lost their marital partners. One loss is due to divorce, the other an accident.
When Jennifer visits her father to announce she is relocating to pursue her dream job, she realizes her father has not left the house since his wife’s death, except for bare necessities and he has yet to dispose of her mother’s ashes. Jennifer realizes she has lost touch with her dad despite being geographically close. She convinces Dan to tackle the relocation with her and her automated friend, Joe, her GPS with above-average artificial intelligence. The pair navigate through a range beautiful moments and obstacles, and receive help from unexpected new friends in their journey from the impending colder weather of New Jersey to warm weather and sunshine in Florida.
A story of parent-child relationships, DETOURS is a story of how we need each other as parents and children. It is a movie about looking for love in the present and the future after a loss.