Runtime: 113 mins
Genres Comedy Drama Music
Actors Henry Kelemen, Julianne Nicholson, Ethan Hawke, Asa Butterfield, Avan Jogia, Nadia Alexander, Hailee Steinfeld, Emily Mortimer, Austin Ramsey, Jeff O'Donnell, Matthew James Ballinger, Emile Hirsch, Tracy Westmoreland, Warren Kelly, Ellie Bensinger, Thomas Hettrick, Eric Elizaga, Cass Dillon, Michael Elian, Calista Bourinaris, Gaura Vani Buchwald, Doyal Gauranga Das, Giacomo Sumner, Lauren Milberger, Gil Porter, Charlotte Ubben, Moore Theobald, Eva Kaminsky, Brett Berg, Kevin Cannon
Sixteen year-old Jude Keffy Horn is living with his foster mother, Harriet and adoptive sister Prudence in Vermont. In December 1987, Teddy, Jude and his companion, spend their time having dreams about moving to Nyc to escape their little home town and doing drugs. Les, Jude’s permissive hippy dad, lives in New York where pot grows and sells. Les girlfriend Diane has a daughter Eliza who buses for New Year’s Eve to Vermont. Jude and Teddy meet Eliza in the bus station and take her to New Year’s Eve celebration. Jude is take down outside the celebration, while after Eliza presents cocaine, that they both snort and Teddy, Teddy and Eliza speak and have sex in a toilet that is fast.
Teddy requests Eliza check on him since Johnny does not have a telephone and to locate his Straight Edge brother Johnny in Nyc when they part for the night time. Eliza heads back to NYC on a bus while Jude and Teddy head home, stopping at Huff Freon. After both of them pass out in the yard when Harriet awakens she discovers Jude unconscious mind and Teddy dead and frozen. Eliza uncovers Teddy’s half brother Johnny, in Alphabet City, and discovers he’s not only straightedge, but additionally Krishna. She tells him to call home since Teddy is stressed. When he calls, his drug addict mother replies and tells him about the departure of Teddy.
Eliza finds she is pregnant with the infant of Teddy, they choose to keep it a secret and once she tells Johnny and Jude. Despite the fact that Johnny is still closeted homosexual, he finally proposes to his dead half brother to Eliza out of loyalty and remorse. They tell her mom they’re going to be wed and that the baby is his. As Eliza is under 18 and for her to be lawfully wed, her mom refuses to sign, the two possess a wedding ceremony in the Hare Krishna temple. They borrow take Eliza to remain with Harriet while Johnny’s group goes on tour, because her mom is still contrary to the pregnancy and, Les van.
Jude becomes the newest guitar player when the first guitar player, Rooster leaves. They return from tour, and Johnny goes back to Nyc, leaving Eliza feeling left. She also confides in Jude that she believes Johnny can be in love with somebody else. Jude, while on tour, overhearing a phone call between Rooster and Johnny, understands it’s Rooster whom Johnny needs to be with. Understanding it just isn’t his secret to tell, he doesn’t tell Eliza, but ceases feeling guilty to be in love with her. After recognizing they care for one another, Eliza and Jude start a relationship.
Jude and Eliza take bus back to NY where they plan to increase the infant. They go to NY to face Johnny. He discloses that he needs the baby to be given to the dad of Teddy, and he is been in communication with the biological dad of Teddy. Eliza is indignant feeling betrayed because she runs from the flat and desires to raise the infant to the center of the Tompkins Square Park Riots, where she goes to labour. She needs her infant son to be held by Jude because she did not need to hold it in front of lots of folks.
As the movie finishes, the ashes of Teddy throw to the river with Rooster beside him, while Judas narrates from 10 years afterwards about how Eliza is in Brooklyn beginning her very own family and how he also is going to be a dad. The closing shot is of the now 10 year old boy of Teddy and Eliza happily playing in a park.