The movie opens with 4 friends from high school out joyriding as they head to a dance. The driver (Joseph Gordon -Levitt) loses control and slams into a combine. Two friends die and two are left with life altering wounds.
The driver Chris is left with brain damage and has problems recall and navigating. He must write things down to remember what he needs to do. Chris tries to be the person he was, an all star athlete and super cool high school senior, but he can't .He has to learn how to live again.
Here comes smooth operator Gary played by Matthew Goode. Gary worms his way into Chris's life as he is wanting to rob a bank and Chris just happens to work at one.
In the background but always there is Chris's roommate Lewis played by Jeff Daniels. The two are friends even if sometimes Lewis gets on Chris's case. The rest I leave to you as I don't want to ruin the ending.
This movie gives some insight into young lives that are tragically altered due to carelessness. It is a must see for all ages.