Getting bullied by neanderthals is the basic plot of so many "coming of age" movies. The only things that make this (marginally) different from all the others are:  After Jack deserts his smaller cousin being brutally bullied by said neanderthals, his cousin soon forgives him and then later comes to his rescue when he's being attacked again, by bashing the attacking neanderthal's head with a bottle of booze, but then the cousin is too scared to come to Jack's aid at the party attack even though he's holding a baseball bat. Go figure.  Nobody else at the party, not the girls who supposedly like Jack, nor a bunch of cowardly guys just watching, as if petrified, tries to help him at all when there's only a single guy kicking and beating him, but Jack later happily gets together, like all is forgiven, with those same girls who'd just stood by, frozen, when he was getting beaten nearly to death. (Oh yes, one of them did make him a paper crown.. How nice.) Go figure.