Po nenadni smrti očeta se sestri Mary in Nora, ki živita na Beverly Hillsu, na lepem znajdeta brez prebite pare. Prisiljeni sta se preseliti k teti v revno sosesko in se privaditi na nov način življenja. Mlajša Mary je razvajena in se na vsak način skuša vrniti na Rodeo Drive, medtem ko je starejša Nora z nogami na realnih tleh. Dekleti si bosta primorani poiskati službo, kmalu pa bosta v njuni življenji tudi vstopila moška, ki bosta še dodatno zapletla njuni življenji.
When their dad dies on his 55th birthday, Beverley Hills sisters, Mary and Nora, find themselves destitute, forced by a grasping sister-in-law to move in with their aunt in East L.A. Mary, the younger sister, is mortified: spoiled by her dad, ignorant of Spanish, scared of the vatos. Her sister convinces her to finish college, and she promptly decides that one of her T.A.s will be her ticket back to Rodeo Drive. Elder sister Nora, a law student, gets a job as a legal intern, and Edward, her supervisor, the brother of the grasping sister-in-law, promptly falls for her. Slowly, the sisters realize what a rich place the barrio is at the same time that they get bruised in the contact sport of love.