Charlie Countryman’s (Shia LaBeouf) is a young fella living in Chicago. His mother (Melissa Leo) just died. He asks her what to do with his life. She tells him to go to Bucarest, Romania. Following a dead woman’s advice he hops on the first plane to Europe. On the plane he meets a man. He dies also. After his death he tells Charlie to bring a gift to his only daughter, Gabi (Evan Rachel Wood) to let her know how much he loved her. Charlie meets Gabi and instantly falls in love with her. However things get complicated when Nigel (Mads Mikkelsen), Gabi’s jealous ex-husband, is not ready to let her go. Charlie meets all sorts of weirdos, starting with his hostel roommates and ending in a shady strip joint where Darko (Til Schweiger), a local mobster is threatening to do bad things to them.