It's a hot Christmas Eve in Los Angeles and street hustler John (David Arquette) wakes up barefoot and broke as his favourite lucky sneakers have been stolen, which contained the money he'd saved up to pay for a night in the Best hotel in town. With naive new street-boy Bonner (Lukas Haas) he sets about making the money back in one eventful day.
Despite Arquette’s likeable character and reasonable performance, this is just another movie about a male prostitute. There’s nothing new here with John doing anything he can to earn an extra buck, dodging the guys he owes money to and taking the usual risks while hustling on the streets. In short the film doesn’t really go anywhere and as a result is fairly unsatisfying. Even the ending is predictable and inevitable. On the whole downbeat, depressing and barely kept me awake.