Precocious Oliver struggles with being popular in school but when a dark-haired beauty takes interest in him, he's determined to become the best boyfriend in the world.
Meanwhile, his parents' already rocky relationship is threatened when his mother's ex-boyfriend moves in next door.
Oliver makes some unorthodox plans to ensure that his parents stay together and that Jordana still likes him....
It's a very strange movie to review this. The director is a fantastic writer who usually dabbles with the surreal or Chanel 4 computer sit-coms, but this isn't a comedy you'd usually get, it has a very distinct feel to it, much like Buny and the Bull.
We are flies on the wall in Oivers world, in fact the majority of the film is his point of view, there are rarely any scenes where he isn't in the situation.
But he is a very likable lad, One of those children at school you thought could have been weird, but when you got to know them, were quite inspiring.
So to grab the girl, he changes his ways slightly, but like all other young people, the romance part is awkward, and the harder he tries, the more awkward the situation is, and these are the funniest parts of the film.
The film has some odd seventies vibe to it, with all the clothes and the decor, even though it's set a decade later, it feels like the people in the story bar one, have not really kept up with the times.
It's well written and narrative is speedy, and it's great that stars like Considine, brilliant here, don't really out stay there welcome.
It's a film for anyone who was in love at school, but managed to get the girl, even if you were not popular.