In a small town near the North Pole, Lucy (Tatiana Maslany) and Roman (Dane DeHaan) are in love. When Lucy gets an admission letter from university, where she hopes to study biology, she's elated. She has a tortured past and wants to get away from it.
Roman is not happy about the news, and drinks away his sorrow as he wallows in self-pity while also talking to a roaming polar bear (voiced by Gordon Pinsent). As Roman sinks deeper into depression, Lucy decides the two must run away and they set off for the south on their snowmobiles.