Aaron, a very bright but sheltered freshman, arrives at an Ivy League college to enroll in their elite engineering program. There, he meets and is immediately smitten by Linda, a vivacious 36 year old former wild child who has returned to school to straighten out her life. When she invites him over for dinner, he is certain he is going to get lucky. But much to his surprise, he meets Beth, Linda's sarcastic 14 year old daughter who immediately develops a crush on him. Aaron finds himself quickly drawn into this dysfunctional triangle and begins to learn that life can be more complicated than his engineering equations.