Perception, directed by Irving Schwartz II, is a melodramatic dark comedy which takes the philosophy of karma to the next level. It's said karma always has a way of coming full circle, and in the case of a young woman, Jen (Piper Perabo), it is a lesson learned the hard way. Having failed at living independently in L.A., Jen returns home to New York to find her parents health and mental status declining rapidly. Jen plays the situation to her advantage by pitting people against each other for her own gain. In a twist of fate, Jen is dealt a dose of her own medicine as she is struck by a bus. Confined to a wheelchair and unable to live the life she is accustomed to, her friends take advantage of the situation. Once the perpetrator of grief, Jen now becomes the victim as her friends slowly abandon her and her ideal selfish concept of world crumbles around her.