The SEVENTIES: When New York was still the
greatest, dirtiest, most conflicted city in the world.
At 16, socially responsible upper west-sider CHARLIE BANKS
(Jesse Eisenberg) witnesses charismatic blue collar
sociopath MICK LEARY (Jason Ritter), 18, brutally beat two
unwitting suburban jocks at a high school party. Mick's a
west village neighborhood buddy of Charlie's best friend but
Charlie's conscience gets the better of him. Telling only
his parents, he reports Mick to the police.
Three years later, during his freshman year in college, Mick
shows up for a visit. Does Mick know he was the one who
ratted him out?
Mick's visit stretches past the weekend and Mick and Charlie
begin a game of cat and mouse. Nice one moment, and
threatening the next, Mick keeps Charlie guessing. But Mick
also begins a strange course of assimilation, donning
borrowed cashmere from and reading Charlie's books and
auditing his classes. Soon Charlie begins to wonder if the
intellectual caress of higher education can redeem even
someone seemingly as far gone as Mick...
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