Set in a working class Latino neighborhood in Brooklyn, the film's point of view is that of its twenty-year old protagonist, Justin, who indulges his passion for pop stars and Mexican telenovelas in the comfort of a bedroom still cluttered with childhood memorabilia. He works part time as an assistant to Monica, a photographer currently compiling an erotic portfolio on young Latinos, and spending his nights at a trendy downtown nightclub. But Justin still lives in the safety of a young boy's fantasy realm, as fragile as a piñata and destined to be smashed by the intrusion of reality. In this case reality is thrust into Justin's ordered existence by his visiting cousin Angel.
Angel is everything Justin is not - a savvy Latino charmer - and Justin slowly finds himself attracted to his cousin. But Angel quickly sets his sights on Andrea, and Justin can barely contain his growing jealousy. Andrea's best friend Braulio is having a hard time dealing with her new romance, which is consuming more and more of her time. He also feels betrayed by his boyfriend Carlos, who is as promiscuous as Braulio is single-mindedly obsessed with him.