Garrett and Tammi are a beautiful young couple from L.A. with marriage problems. An out-of-state vacation helps bring them closer together, but not without death and destruction along the way. They head back to their home state with renewed vigor only to be confronted by the people whose lives they altered.
After one of his friends is accidentally killed, Harker convinces his mom, Eloise, that the desert doesn’t have anything left to offer. She allows her 18-year-old son, a senior in high school, to pick a direction and they set off to find a new life.
These interwoven storylines begin in New Mexico and travel alternative routes to reach the wine and redwood country of California. Spanning the course of one intense week, Joyride highlights the wild life that can be found on the road.