Jonah, a high-school senior who works as a pharmacist's clerk, falls in with the drug-addled, party-hearty group from school.
Although Jonah's social status in school falls considerably short of the popular ranking, he has had his eye on Sara, a girl from the "in group," since freshman year of high school. Opportunistic motives impel Sara, her boyfriend, Troy, and the rest of their cliche to include Jonah, if only superficially, in their racy world which Jonah, likewise, uses to his advantage in pursuing Sara. As his involvement with Sara's friends evolves so does his determination to have Sara for himself, despite her relationship with Troy. One particular incident of cataclysmic proportion ushers in a sub-plot that serves as a platform for the movie.
Although a couple of the peripheral characters might benefit from some elocution lessons to remedy their nearly inaudible mumble-speak, the film's two main stars deliver outstanding performances. Lizzy Caplan (Sara), who resembles Sarah Jessica Parker as a girl, possesses stunning beauty and deep, soulful facial expressions that communicate wordlessly. John Patrick Amedori, best known for his role on TV's "Gossip Girl," shines in his sympathetic portrayal of a vulnerable person unraveling within the emotional maelstrom of obsessive love.