200 Cigarettes is a comedy that takes place on December 31, 1981. In the film, Monica (Martha Plimpton) is throwing a New Year's Eve party but is afraid that no one will come. The film follows her friends on their various adventures leading up to their arrival at the party. Val (Christina Ricci) and Stephie (Gaby Hoffman) meet Dave (Guillermo Diaz) and Tom (Casey Affleck) at a bar and suspect they are drug dealers. Lucy (Courtney Love) and Kevin (Paul Rudd) are two best friends who believe they may be falling in love with each other. Cindy (Kate Hudson) and Jack (Jay Mohr) are on an awkward dinner date. All of their stories are ultimately united by the Disco Cabbie (Dave Chappelle) who drives them through New York on their way to the party. On a night where anything can happen, 200 Cigarettes proves that what you expect or want to happen isn't necessarily what does.