Devoted to the quest for knowledge, college grads Morgan (Sean Astin) and Jason (Matthew Lillard) see themselves as philosophers for the new millennium. In pursuit of an epiphany that will net them a spot on the pantheon of adventurous thinkers, they eschew 9-to-5 jobs in favor of the lowly occupation of washing dishes. Earning just enough to cover their expenses, Morgan and Jason are free to travel, contemplate the universe, and surf. However, when a buddy marries, Jason reconsiders his gameplan. Reunited with his former flame Molly (Maitland Ward) at the wedding reception, Jason wonders how much longer he can drift through life with Morgan. Estranged from his boon ...