Kyle (Chris Evans) is a high school senior with looming SAT exams on which he needs a high score in order to get into the architechture program he wants to attend. He is also desperate not to end up like his older brother Larry (Matthew Lillard) who is still living at home. Kyle's best friend Matty (Bryan Greenberg) also needs a good score to get into the same college as his girlfriend, despite the fact he failed the mock exam. They realise that the father of another student, Francesca Curtis (Scarlett Johansson) owns the building where the exam papers are being kept. They end up joining forces with a stoner Roy (Leonardo Nam), Kyle's new love interest Anna Ross (Erika Christensen) and the school basketball captain Desmond Rhodes (Darius Miles) who needs a good score to get onto his college basketball team. Together they hatch a plot to steal the exam papers.