Jo's life is not exactly ideal: Since his dad died, his mum is overprotective. She won't even let him run downstairs, least of all allow him to play football. She also desperately tries to keep her affair with neighbour Steinar secret from her son. As if that wasn't enough to cope with, school bully Tom Erik treats Jo like a slave. Then Jo meets beautiful and smart Mari and can no longer be bothered to do anyone’s homework but his own. When he gets hold of the one football card everyone wants to have, Jo has an idea how to get rid of Tom Erik.