We first meet his leather-clad motorbike stunt driver Luke at a dusty carnival.
Fresh from wowing his fans, he bumps into former flame Romina (real-life girlfriend Eva Mendes).
He eyes her with that laconic, enigmatic yet ever-so-slightly-loved-up look. She knows hes trouble. Again.
Discovering Romina has had his child, Luke vows to provide: by robbing banks. Soon hes locking horns with a cop, Avery (Bradley Cooper) a man whose quiet home life with wife Jennifer (Rose Byrne) is the polar opposite of Lukes.
The unexpected follows as the two mens stories interweave, taking us on a fascinating journey that looks at crime, ethics, love, loss and more.