This is a romantic comedy that takes place in the 1970's. It a story about Timothy Dunphy a high school senior. He is living in a single parent home, and hangs out with less then stellar classmates. They prefer smoking pot to attending classes, and fighting and getting into legal trouble. Timothy's father gives him a chance to redeem himself by changing his life completely. Timothy's father Pat uses some family connections to get Timothy into an exclusive boarding school in Connecticut. He must graduate, or he will face a mandatory 1 year jail term. What follows next brings about laughter, pain, and adventure.