During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring "the Martian" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney's safe return.
Ben Whittaker, a retired widower in his 70s, answers an advertisement seeking senior interns at a Brooklyn startup and soon finds himself in the middle of a hurricane created by young company chief Jules Ostin, whose online clothing business, which she started in her kitchen a year and a half ago, has taken off and put her in charge of 250 employees. Jules is initially skeptical of bringing an old-timer like Ben into the mix, especially since Jules is juggling her business with a demanding home life that includes husband Matt and daughter Paige. But Ben proves invaluable and wins over Jules with his hard-earned wisdom and compassion, providing Jules with much-needed guidance, as well as a trusty friend, as she navigates life's ups and downs.