Robin gets dumped by his boyfriend, falls into bed with his best friend and hits the road to find his teenage sister, Ruby. She vanished from a party at the Jersey shore and is on an adventure of her own. As their paths converge, Robin and Ruby face everything from racism to AIDS, from suicide to faith. Putting their sibling rivalry aside, they learn to make peace with the sadness of the past and step reluctantly into adulthood. Wise, funny and moving, Robin and Ruby captures that moment when teenage freedom bumps up against adult responsibility.