Billy is an average-looking sixteen-year-old who lives in an ordinary house in an ordinary neighborhood on the northside of Dublin. Jesus, on the other hand, is a beautiful boy with continental manners, from the most sophisticated part of Barcelona. As an exchange student, Jesus comes to live with Billy's family for three weeks during the summer. At the end of his stay – according to The Plan – Billy will go back with Jesus on a return visit to Spain. And then, the best laid plans go awry.