Nathaniel and his awkward son Willis take a summer road trip to reunite with their quirky relatives in the Deep South. His plan is simple. A relaxing vacation will offer an escape from the pressures that he left behind. The fresh air and slow pace of the country are just the remedy he needs to put his life back in order. However, plans do not always work out as intended. The Great Willis Tate gives an account of a father and son's journey as they struggle to find their footing in a strange place that they once called, home.