Charlie Banks (Jesse Eisenberg – The Squid and The Whale) witnesses charismatic thug Mick Leary (Jason Ritter – W. Freddie vs. Jason, Swimfan, The Wicker Man) brutally beat two jocks at a high school party. Despite fears of reprisal, Charlie reports Mick to the police when he learns the boys are hospitalised.
Three years later, during his freshman year in college, Mick once again bursts unannounced into Charlie’s life. Does Mick know Charlie was the one who ratted him out? Mick and Charlie begin game of cat and mouse as Mick intimidates and worms his way into Charlie’s group of friends and steals his girl (Eva Amurri – Dead Man Walking). Can this new lifestyle somehow tame someone as ‘out of control’ as Mick, who revels in a spiral of violence, drugs and sex, or will the threat of brutality ruin their lives forever?