John (Lukas Haas) is a miserable high school senior who hates his fancy-pants boarding school, his parents, his friends and the life that awaits him after graduation: helping his dad (Chris Cooper) manage a string of Piggly-Wiggly stores. So when Patty (Winona
Ryder) just about literally falls into his lap -- she's thrown from her horse in a nearby field -- it's no wonder that he sees her as an angel, come to liberate him from a life of quotidian mediocrity. But their tentative romance is threatened by the dark secret she's harboring, which has to do
with a missing baseball player in a stolen Porsche. What begins as an edgy examination of sheltered, selfish kids ma...