This film tells the story of a 14-year-old named Cosmo growing up in '80s Dublin, who must break free of a home strained by his parents' relationship and money troubles, deal with his drop-out older brother's antics, and survive a new public school where the kids are rough and the brothers are tougher. Cosmo writes a song, forms a scrappy band with some schoolmates, writes more songs, and shoots some wicked music videos. How to shoot pop videos in a recession ridden country? Beg, borrow and steal. But when he realises he can't save his family, he must make a family of his own.