Darkly satirical comedy about the vacuous lives led by a dysfunctional community in modern day California. Dean (Jamie Bell) lives in a suburb that at first glance seems to represent the American dream. Beneath the surface however, the emotionally stunted parents are too consumed with their own lives to pay much attention to their kids. When Dean finds out his best friend Troy (Josh Janowicz), the local drug dealer, has killed himself, he decides to keep the news to himself, the adults being too wrapped up in their immediate plans. Three school bullies find out about Troy's death and want Dean to hand over Troy's remaining stash of drugs. When Dean refuses to cooperate, they try to kidnap his younger brother, but take the wrong child by mistake. Grudgingly, Dean now has to rescue a child he doesn't know. These events are all played out against the backdrop of the 'Chumscrubber', a comic book character in the form of a decapitated, post-apocalyptic teenager, ever-present on t-shirts, TV and video games.