The motive of loneliness is what accompanies the characters throughout the film. Carl's mother doesn't come to her son's football matches, arranges a "me-time" on Fridays and happily shakes him off to her brother to fly to a festival in Spain, while the whole family considers Al to be a good-for-nothing. The guys find support in each other and just live this life, separated from everyone. They travel around Ireland, put up posters in stores, play football, go to talent shows and quizzes, not without a typical scene from the amusement park.
However, on the way back home everything goes bad again. Al refuses to take his nephew to an important football match, and, to spite him, Carl removes all the photographs of the posters from the camera, thereby depriving his uncle of his job.
There is also a highlighted story in the film of Al's friend, who has recently jumped off a bridge. Three times the guys talk about the terrible situation. Carl tries to understand why people do this, and his uncle explains it with hopelessness. The climax takes place on the same bridge. Carl almost falls down when Al's hand grabs him and pulls him back. Then there are intensity of emotions, the family gathering, the fireworks. Life is starting to improve. The guys are not alone anymore.