It's the summer of 1963 in suburban California and Benjamin Braddock has the world at his feet. He's just graduated from university with a teaching scholarship, his dad has bought him a fancy new Italian sportscar, and all the Braddocks' friends and neighbours have been invited to a houseparty to celebrate. There's just one problem. Benjamin refuses to leave his room. He's worried about his future. His parents are perplexed.