Paul and Tito are teenage twins, delivery boys, virgins and illegal immigrants in NYC. They pray to the Saint of Hopeless Cases to lose their virginity. Adulthood, they believe, will be the ultimate cure for all their woes. When they meet Kristin, a fierce Croatian girl, they fall in love, convinced they have found "the one". But Kristin is battling her own demons, sacrificing everything for her idea of love. Meanwhile, their mother Raffaella loses herself to a Swiss pulp fiction novelist, who promises her stability and a future. As the heat of the summer reaches the streets, people fall in and out of love, devour each other's dreams, and seek their revenge. Hope becomes a trap and soon the boys face the deconstruction of their American Dream as deportation looms.