A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965. The story follows her through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father, and the challenges of raising a son while trying to follow her dreams. The film stars Creator/DrewBarrymore as Beverly, the protagonist of the film. She is a rebellious daddy's girl, who meets and gets pregnant by a guy she's not really in love with. She marries him anyway (this is TheSixties). Despite the troubled relationship, she tries to follow her dreams. She later leaves him to pursue them. Creator/BrittanyMurphy plays her best friend, Fay, who also gets pregnant by her boyfriend, who is shipped off to Vietnam.

!!Contains examples of:
* {{Altar the Speed}}: Teen pregnancy tends to do that in some marriages. TruthInTelevision. Also known as a ShotgunWedding.
* AutoErotica
* BasedOnATrueStory: Beverly D'Onofrio wrote the book about her life.
* ButICantBePregnant!
* DaddysGirl: Beverly is clearly one; however, the pregnancy and her life afterward disappoints him.
* DawsonCasting: Barrymore is 26 and plays a 15 year old and does not look like one
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion
* GlorifiedSpermDonor: Ray, the father of Beverly's baby, is essentially this since Beverly and her family raises her son.
* NothingButHits: It's TheSixties, after all.
* MaternallyChallenged: Beverly struggles to take care of her newborn son.
* OpiumDen: Inverted. Beverly uses her house for weed purposes.
* ParentingTheHusband: Ray, other than being a drug addict, is imbecilic, which makes Beverly's circumstances harder.
* PoisonousFriend: Lizard. He's the one who introduced Ray to drugs in the first place ''and'' [[KarmaHoudini suffered no consequences for it.]]
* StockAesops: Follow your dreams (Despite some life pitfalls, Beverly still follows her dream of becoming a writer.). Never judge a book by its cover (Teen mom still follows her dream; Not as dumb as thought of). There are many.
* TeenPregnancy; Beverly and her best friend, Fay, get pregnant at 15.
* TheSixties: It's set in 1965
* TheStoner: Ray