Joby (Paul Dano), a struggling musician, who hasn’t been around to be a father, takes an overnight long-distance drive in order to fight his estranged wife for custody of their young daughter, Ellen.  A story of painful internal transformation, For Ellen is also a very poignant account of the complexities of the father/daughter relationship. The strange chemistry between the two is very touching, illustrating how two so seemingly different people, carrying so much baggage, can still connect on a deep, inner level.