Brian Callow’s life is in free-fall. His comic book shop is being closed down, he’s being evicted from his apartment and his best friend is a 12 year-old. And Brian’s in love with his Mom, Jodie. Which is awkward.
When Brian is found graffitiing a local billboard and arrested, he is sentenced by the somewhat enlightened judge, who discovers he grew up without a father, to attend a father-son mentoring group called Father Figures. In the judge’s view, this may help him finally achieve manhood.
His Father Figure, Frank, is the stuff real dads are made of: tough, firm, but understanding and helpful.
What starts as a love-in soon turns sour as Brian realizes that his father figure is slowly but surely destroying his life and seems to have an agenda - and some severe psychological issues - of his own.
But he’s trapped. The court order is clear, he is not to be released from the mentoring until his father figure gives the OK. And that is seeming further and further away every day.
Brian realizes he’s going to have to figure what it means to be a man on his own, and how to stand up to his crazed father figure, who seems to be trying to correct the mistakes in his own past, rather than avoid future mistakes in Brian’s future.