previous vacation plans get disrupted, 25 year old EMMA DANIELS heads to
her suburban Massachusetts home for two weeks of respite from a lonely,
lame existence in New York City.
any and all conversation about her social life with her eccentric parents,
JANICE and PAUL, Emma meets her old childhood friends STEW and MOLLY at a
neighborhood bar. JACK, a shy acquaintance from high school catches up
with the group, but before he and Emma can connect, the crowded bar erupts
into cheers. JONATHAN BROOKS, hot and fit and 44-years-old, stands in the
middle of a bunch of eager Coeds. Emma and her group are not as excited to
see Jonathan, seeing how he taught – and terrorized -- them throughout
As Stew and
Jack discuss Jonathan’s penchant for making anyone’s life miserable who
wasn’t pretty or popular, Emma remembers back to her high school days. She
finds herself in Jonathan’s a film studies class entitled “The Great
American Loser”. When Jonathan asks a younger, nerdier Emma a question,
she completely embarrasses herself, and instantly becomes the laughing
stock of the entire class.
Back in the
present, Emma runs through the bar to the bathroom in an attempt to rid
herself of the memories. Before she has a chance to calm down, Jonathan,
along with two drunk college coeds, bursts into the bathroom. Emma pushes
past him, but Jonathan finds her a few minutes later, strangely drawn to
Emma’s face. “I know you,” he tells her. When Emma coughs up that he used
to be her high school teacher, Jonathan is surprised.
day, Emma and Jonathan bump into each other, and Jonathan asks Emma out on
a date, an invitation Emma declines. Unused to being snubbed, Jonathan
continues to pursue her, until she finally agrees.
finds herself falling for a man who was the cause of so much heartsickness
and embarrassment in high school, she tries to ignore the concerns of her
friends and parents, as well as fight her own nagging doubt that something
underneath Jonathan’s cool, confident demeanor threatens to not only
destroy their relationship, but Jonathan himself.
who we become, two simple facts remain: high school was hell, and the past
can be a bitch.
2010 Jessica DiGiacinto
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