About to graduate from Harvard, Matt (Elijah Wood) finds his plans abruptly derailed when drugs are found in his dorm room. They belong to his wealthy roommate, who offers Matt a fat envelope of cash to stay quiet. He takes the bribe and flies to England, where his sister (Claire Forlani) lives with her husband Steve (Marc Warren). In an accident of timing, Matt shows up on the night Steve has planned a romantic date, and so to get him out of the house, he pawns Matt off on his loutish brother Pete (Charlie Hunnam), a football thug who's none to happy about having to babysit a girly Yank. But Matt refuses to go away, so Pete brings him to the local pub, then a football match, and finally, almost inadvertently, a brawl. Wood strains credulity as a tough guy, and his character is basically a jerk who ends up empowering himself while ruining the lives of all his friends. There's a good hooligan movie to be made someday, but this isn't it.