Romantic drama. Matt Larkin (Andrew McCarthy) is a wealthy college student at the University of Cincinnati who has recently become engaged. His friends decide to take him out for a celebration, the group eventually ending up at a backwoods farmhouse with a wild reputation where Larkin meets Jewel (Molly Ringwald), a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Instantly smitten by her, Larkin rashly decides to break off the engagement with his fianceé and take up with Jewel, risking the opprobrium of his peer group. When rumours start to reach him about Jewel though, Larkin realises that she has not been entirely honest with him; rather than being a twenty-year-old, he discovers that she is in fact only sixteen and already married. Larkin must decide if he should extricate himself from the relationship, or ignore the prejudices of society.