Ambitious but over-reaching satire. California blonde sorority sister Carolyn McDuffy (Ricci) is a reluctant participant in the group's charity activity--helping to coach "special" athletes. Then Carolyn gets to know Pumpkin (Harris), who's confined to a wheelchair and seems to be mentally retarded as well (this isn't very clear). Soon, Pumpkin is smitten and Carolyn falls for his inner beauty--thus alienating her boyfriend, sorority sisters, and Pumpkins's mother. Too bad all the characters are little more than stereotypes.
This is one of those movies where you sepend the whole running time trying to decide whether to baiol or stick with it...and if you stick it out, you spend at least an hour afterwards trying to decide if you even liked it. The characters are, for the most part, two-dimensional and unlikeable, and there's about five places where the plot zigs when yo think it's gonna zag. I can't dismiss it completely, but at the same time, I'm finding it difficult to recommend it.