It's 1987 in Bayonne, New Jersey. The bars are full and smoky, and two old friends, Debby and Beth, are out looking for a good time. With her hair teased up, make-up on and a tight white dress, you'd never suspect that Beth (Juliette Lewis) is a single mother. And with designer jeans so tight they look sprayed on, and blonde hair blow-dried high, you'd never suspect that Debby (Uma Thurman) was lonely and desperate, she's looking for the kind of love they sing about in songs, the kind that lasts forever. But what she doesn't see is that the guys she meets are only looking for a love that lasts one night.