Seventeen-year-old Lindsey Allen is an A-student who has her heart set on becoming an astronomer. But first she must break away from her mother, an eccentric failed beauty queen who has set up a phony psychic reading shop in their Oregon garage.
Lindsey is biding time until she graduates high school, reading tarot cards for the neighbors in her mother’s shop and recording the phases of the moon in her Moon Sign notebook. Her life changes when her mother, Debbie, makes an announcement: they are moving to California to become Hollywood psychics to the stars. Just as they pull out of the driveway, Lindsey looks up at the silver, morning moon. It's a bright coin moon, which means only one thing: what you leave behind today will rise up tomorrow.
When mother and daughter arrive in Los Angeles with new names and hair colors, they move into a leaky, run down building at the foot of a highway and spend their nights stalking restaurants and movie premieres to catch that one celebrity they hope will be their ticket. Just when it seems they will never make any money in LA, Lindsey is assigned a new mentor through her school. Joan is a lonely, wealthy widow who can't get past the death of her husband, Saul. Debbie is convinced they've hit the jackpot and plans for a future séance commence.
As Lindsey grows closer to Joan, guilt over the scam consumes her and she must make the ultimate decision. But can she really betray her mother?
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