Half-Cocked's plot loosely revolves around a bored girl named Tara (O'Neil), who, on a whim, decides to steal the van belonging to her asshole brother's band, the Guilloteens. She and her friends proceed to travel around Kentucky and Tennessee, pretending to be musicians and scamming shows. Half-Cocked is a simple yet evocative work created by a duo who knew this world well, and crucial details are captured here hanging out at the local diner, shoplifting vegan treats, and patronizing sparsely attended shows consisting of a few kids standing around with arms folded. Half-Cocked may be a "big romantic adventure that won't end," as one character proclaims, but more to the point, the film is a sentimental gem that aging indie rockers will appreciate in the same way that thirtysomething hip-hop heads search YouTube for episodes of Yo! MTV Raps. The idea is to recapture the pleasures of music and youth, which, in retrospect, feel untainted and innocent.