Two friends, both called Gerry, decide to go hiking in the American desert. After wandering off the beaten track they soon end up lost, leaving them no choice but to keep walking and try to find a way out.
The title Paranoid Park refers to an illegally built skate park under a bridge in Portland, Oregon. Sixteen-year-old Alex is enticed by the park’s anarchist reputation. One night, this utopian place where skaters get together is forever changed.