In this twisted tale of teen love, a chemistry class explosion brings a lonely girl named Maggie face-to-face with the Greco-Roman god of love himself, Cupid (depicted as a middle-aged man in a white and red suit, as the depictions of him as a baby or a young man with wings are old photos), who offers to shoot an arrow at her crush, Brendon, and make him fall for her. However, when Maggie fears the love potion will wear off after seeing Brendon rehearse Romeo and Juliet with another girl, Maggie asks Cupid for another love arrow to Brendon -- which drives Brendon into an obsessive, love-induced insanity.