Carson Phillips is a senior in high school and has the world at his beck and call. He is going places. Unfortunately he gets struck by lightning and doesn't change the world. His parents split up and he has to live with his mother while his father hooks up with a much younger woman. Within a short period of time she becomes pregnant. Carson is not understood at home or at school.
His small town roots were holding him back. Carson points out to us that while your planning your future you are still very busy.
Carson lets us into the last couple of weeks of his life. He is on the newspaper for his high school. He is on the student council. He is part of a school system that doesn't understand him. He does pull all his detractors together with a literary magazine and makes everybody write something for it.
OK he blackmails everybody into writing something. The jokes are lame. The movie is for high school kids. The sound on the DVD goes up and down at times. Watch it if you want, but don't say I didn't warn you.