So it's your average plotline: boy meets girl, boy and girl hate each other, boy and girl travel cross country together, boy and girl fall in love. Be it as it may, it does have a few twists, but ultimately it's just another endearing romantic comedy.
John Cusack plays Walter "Gib" Gibson, who goes to a north eastern college and is tired of snow and cold hearted girls. He longs for the warm, tan skin of a classic California chick who his friend out in CA describes as being a "sure thing." Embarking on the ultimate quest for sexual gratification, a surprise lays in wait for Gib when he signs up to carpool with three other kids from his college. The surprise: Alison Bradbury (Daphne Zuniga). Alison, meanwhile is traveling to Cali to reunite with her fiance and their beloved flannel sheets.
Complete opposites and fighting right from the start, Gib and Alison want nothing more than to get away from each other. But when Alison makes it back to her good old comfortable relationship and Gib makes it to the ultimate party, they both can't help but wonder what would have happened if they had ended up together.
Like all romantic comedies, it ends happily. Back at college, in poetry class, they reveal their love for each other and Gib finally gets a hold of his sure thing.