As a new year begins at Boring High School, freshman Luke impresses his friends by inviting sophomore Kate -- the principal's daughter -- to his house.
Luke plans his next move with Kate, who's having a rough day at school, and discovers VHS tapes that bring back emotional memories.
A pulled fire alarm lands Luke in detention and his mother in Ken's office. The irate drama club plots revenge on the AV kids.
Luke presents a proposal to the drama club in an effort to make peace. Sherry and Ken engage in some impromptu immature behavior.
Luke tries to help Kate work through her feelings. Oliver and Luke hold film auditions. Emaline takes Kate shopping. Ken invites Luke over for dinner.
Luke and Kate attempt to get to Portland for a concert. Ken and Sherry partake in contraband that was confiscated from a student.
Luke wallows in anger, while Ken and Kate bask in liberation. Tyler's proficiency with dial-up internet leads to unusual drug experimentation.
The Boring High crew takes an emotionally exhausting trip to California to shoot a scene for the movie ... minus one important member.
An exasperated Luke scrambles to finish the movie. Kate has important conversations with Emaline and Luke. McQuaid gets a sudden boost of confidence.
The Boring community comes together for the movie premiere, where angst simmers even as wounds heal and relationships blossom.