For as long as she can remember, Lena, a 15-year old Nuyorican girl living in the Bronx, has watched her mother Lucy fall in love with one man after another only to end up heartbroken. But Victor, her mother's latest boyfriend, is the first to make a move on Lena herself. Lena sets out to expose him and, in another first, to spare her mother the pain of yet another heart-break.
But the plan backfires, and Lena finds herself trapped in a love triangle with Victor and her mother which will bring out some bitter home truths, and in a few short weeks, to leave adolescence behind and become a woman.
Winner: Panavision Independent Spirit Award, Santa Barbara Film Festival
Winner: Best Irish Feature Film, Dublin Film Festival 2013