Fourteen-year-old Matt takes his dad’s yellow Datsun for one last wild joyride with his best buddy and kid brother in tow.
Matt is your typical angst ridden fourteen-year-old boy. It’s just his Mum, Jo, and
little brother Artie in the house after their Dad died, so Matt is often called the
man of the house.
Matt sets off when he learns of Jo’s plans to sell her deceased husband’s Datsun.
Matt had always thought it would be his when he was old enough to drive, something
his Dad promised him. Jo tasks Matt with babysitting Artie while Jo goes on a
date, but he has other plans. Matt recruits his best friend, Howie and they take
the Datsun on what might be their first and last joyride.
They have beer, the coolest car, plus, Artie makes all the girls swoon. Matt gets
a moment with his crush, Elise in the Datsun but is stricken with a panic attack
when he has the opportunity to kiss her. The car has turned on him, and he needs
to get out.
The weight of his Dad’s car, the prospect of confronting Jo, the beer, the attention
of Elise all make Matt go wild. He drives home recklessly, wild and feral, capturing
the attention of a local cop.
The Cop pulls in and Jo attempts to stop the Cop from entering further. In the
background, Matt snaps. Everything he’s been feeling comes to the surface,
especially the lie they’ve been living about the death of his Dad.