In America a lonely, guilt-ridden Afghanistan female refugee working at a fortune cookie factory visits a therapist seeking sleeping pills.
A lonely small town widower befriends an alien when its UFO crashes in his backyard & soon is joined by 2 women in keeping the secret from government agents.
In NYC a lonely college freshman hooks up with her older soon to be stepsister, thus entering a whirligig world, but then, though admiring her mentor, has doubts about her.
In Japan Anna, sent to relatives on the coast because of her asthma, is so shy that she feels like an outsider. She befriends Marnie who might not be real, but the change that Marnie brings to her is very real.
When his yacht is rammed by a rogue cargo container in the Indian Ocean, the sole sailor fights for survival against overwhelming odds.