|Chris O'Donnell||Matt Leland|
|Drew Barrymore||Casey Roberts|
|Joan Allen||Margaret Roberts|
|Jude Ciccolella||Richard Roberts|
|Amy Sakasitz||Joanna Leland|
Matt falls for Casey, the new girl in school. She's fun-loving and eccentric, but there's a darkness to her whimsy that Matt can't begin to comprehend. When Casey attempts to commit suicide, her parents place her in a mental institution. Matt springs her out, and together the young lovers head on a road trip. They believe their love can ''cure'' Casey's problems. Matt starts to wonder, though, if are they inspired or misguided.