Two desperate mums send their wayward teens to the USA to be straightened out by old fashioned, super strict, Christian parents. 18-year-old Jade's dad passed away two years ago. Now she barely speaks to her mum and spends all her time in clubs, pubs and parties. Joining Jade is teen dad and dope fiend Connor Jones, who would rather roll a spliff than change a nappy.
For a week they must live under the strict supervision of the Smith Irwin family, evangelical Christians living in the suburbs of Seattle. The teens are sent to a homeless refuge to meet former drug addicts and realise that drug taking and drinking could lead to a life of sadness and degradation. When Connor meets a disabled boy on an activity day, he realises that his dope smoking is no substitute for the natural high of being a father.