She wanted: a penthouse apartment with billowing curtains and an impossibly handsome and sensitive man, preferably her teen idol Andrew McCarthy, 80's Brat Pack movie star. She got: a poky flat shared with a Big Bastard who isn't even her boyfriend, and a sense that, somehow, things haven't gone according to plan for her and her friends. Julia won't marry her boyfriend, because he's way too nice, and Siobhan thinks that salvation can be found in the aisles of Ikea. Perhaps the coolest wisest Brat Packer of them all can tell them where they went wrong? Armed only with the homicidally grumpy Julia, two week's supply of Cheez Whizz and an irrepressible optimism, Ellie sets off to Hollywood to find Andrew McCharty and get the answers to life's big questions.