As Kent drives along California coast, he recollects recent events in his life: his dropping out of college, also leaving behind his establishment-oriented roommate and his square parents. But above all the suicide of his passive girlfriend Bobbi after he dumped her. He's so filled with guilt he crashes his car, but isn't hurt. He then meets journalist Kristine who is making interviews with college students in America. They sleep together but he wants to move on. He then meets experienced divorcée Julie; they get along well and she finds him a job and a place to live. But Kent's search for a meaning in his life urges him to move on once again.