chandler simmons is a very privileged, troubled child who has gotten into too much mischief for her father to handle. on his last nerve and under short notice, he decides to send her to new zealand for a summer with her mother and her step-dad as rehab. she meets a boy there who just cannot seem to handle her rambunctious attitude. he vows to both himself and chandler to teach her how to be a proper, independent teenager. with much hesitance, the girl eventually gives in to his game and existential realizations ensue.