一个阿拉伯司机的出租车上搭载了一位不安的职业妇女(Robin Wright Penn 饰)，发生了一些出乎意料的事。
Ashade is a Syrian chemist who drives a cab in New York City and looks after his French-speaking sister-in-law and her child while they seek the release of Ashade's brother, a Canadian citizen grabbed at JFK by US intelligence and rendered to Syria. One night, Ashade takes a fare to New Jersey and back, a high-strung woman who says her name is Philly and that she's a producer of reality TV including "Sorry, Haters," an envy-stoking show about the wealth of the stars. Philly pushes into Ashade's life and promises help from a lawyer, but then simply takes Ashade's savings. His discovering who she really is and his attempts to get his life back take the rest of the film.