A Brooklyn street-kid with a passion for Beat poetry decides to relocate to Los Angeles following the death of his mother. Sebi (Ronnie Marmo) is an unusually perceptive Italian-American who keeps his love of Beat poetry a safely guarded secret. His friends have all packed up and moved to Los Angeles, and when his mother dies, Sebi decides to join them. Out in L.A., though, Sebi and his friends find they don't really fit in. Wishing for a place he can call home, Sebi crosses paths with a variety of intriguing personalities including Beverly Hills rich girl Maddy (Natalia Livingston) and famed Bronx poet Gaetano D'Amico (Joe Mantegna), who help him finally discover the courage to become the man he always wanted to be.