Rachel is a young woman living with her Nigerien uncle and his American wife. When her aunt has had enough of Rachel's free- spirited lifestyle she kicks her out of the house.
Rachel's quiet-spoken uncle, is given little say on the matter, and she is left to figure things out on her own. It's not long before she runs into Skeeter, a washed- up movie star whose life, she finds out, is surprisingly similar to hers.
Together, they decide to "play a part" in hopes of both getting what they both need.