Seventeen year-old Jones (Elijah Wood) has decided to avoid college in favor of renting a room in a boarding house, and attempting to learn from life while trying to become a writer. As he tries to gain his mother's (Elizabeth Perkins) approval and figure out his father's whereabouts, he becomes involved with both Lisa (Mandy Moore), a struggling actress, and Jane (Franka Potente), an older photographer. When Jane gets into a car accident, and an ex-boyfriend comes to take care of her, Jones realizes how strong his feelings are for her. He then enlists his strange neighbor, Brad (Aaron Pearl), to help win Jane's love.
Coming Of Age |