DOWNWARD MOBILITY is mentioned in this movie as some of a group of recent college graduates (preppies who give themselves the more specific moniker "uhbs") as they worry that their failure is inevitable. some have trustfunds while others only HAD one until the entrance of the evil stepmother.
this movie is slow as hell. but, it is a different look at young people than we normally see. these particular kids are trying very hard to "behave as expected." they long for more rigid social conventions (i guess this is a way to yearn for structure).
when one girl takes off with the group slut and a guy no one really trusts, two other male group members who like her want to travel out of town to rescue her. so, they try to rent a car. they go to pretty much every car rental company, but they don't have enough cash. when they find one cheap enough, they don't have a driver's license. they realize inability to even do that is maybe part of their problem.
they do eventually go in rescue the girl. she is fully dressed and reading a book. oddly, no one else in the room is doing anything like that. so, i am not sure...i think i missed something... was she WATCHING? did they all just decide to parade around in hopes that she'd decide to get naked, too. when her rescuers show up, the sleazy guy calls her a "flat chested prude" and says they can take her.
i'm sure they had just as much trouble getting home as they did getting there in the first place.