Vinnie is on a search for the love of his father. His father, Thomas, is an ambitious lawyer but being a father is a difficult balance for a man who doesn't know his own. Thomas thinks that his financial support is enough. Vinnie needs more. Vinnie is extremely intelligent for his age, a painter, an athlete, an intellect - and a cutter. His arms are devastating artwork only his best friend Walter is aware exists. Vinnie's cutting is the manifestation of his singular desire for his father to notice him. He will do whatever it takes for his father to see him. Thomas must open his eyes before Vinnie takes his cutting to a level in which he cannot return.