Pete (Mike Myers) is a streetwise ex-junkie on the run from the mob. After his two best friends die, he feels obliged to help raise their three children who now live with their grandmother (Brenda Fricker). When a meteorite crashes into the kids’ garden they believe that it was sent by their parents and go to dangerous lengths to recover it from the wealthy scientist (Alfred Molina) who has taken possession of it. Their lives converge in this funny, thrilling and bittersweet drama.