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Near the Texas-Mexico border, Wendell Baker has a few things going for him: his genial nature and optimism and the love of Doreen. His troubles? He dances around telling her that he loves her, and his idea of work is illegal. He's arrested, imprisoned, and she puts him behind her when she realizes that even prison is just a good excuse for him to play football with the guys. When he is paroled, it's to a job in the "hotel industry" at a board and care home for seniors, where the head nurse is running a scam. Three of the residents respond to Wendell's good heart. Can they expose the scam and help Wendell win back Doreen? Written by
After the Royal Tennebaums, there was this secondary gift from the Wilson family, quite fun
Wendell Baker (Luke Wilson) is picked up one work day in south Texas by
his longtime girlfriend, Doreen (Eva Mendes). He is startled to have
her pull over for a chat. Its a day of reckoning. Eva loves Wendell but
she is unhappy that he can't hold down a steady job and that he is
always pursuing get-rich schemes. So, she wants to move on and Wendell
has to play along. Shortly after, WB and his close friend Reyes (Jacob
Vargax, from Romy and Michelle) are caught by cops in their side
business of giving identification cards to migrant farm workers so they
can stay in the United States. Pleading for leniency for Reyes, Wendell
takes most of the punishment, two years in prison. But, when he gets
out, he's a changed man. He's going to enter the hotel business and get
Doreen back. But, first, the Feds say he has to work at the "retirement
hotel" run by an evil nurse (Owen Wilson) and his nefarious sidekick
(Eddie Griffin). All too soon it becomes clear that the residents of
this place are in fear for their lives from the two people in charge.
Can WB team with a few of them to turn the tables on those who would do
them all wrong? Yes! This fun film was written by Luke Wilson, directed
by Andrew Wilson and starring Owen and Luke Wilson. Its Wilson
entertainment and its enjoyable. It also stars some wonderful secondary
actors in Vargas, Mendes, Griffin, Harry Dean Stanton, Seymour Cassel,
and Kris Kristofferson. What a pleasure this company is! The sets in
Rio Grande area Texas are harshly beautiful while the costumes and
other amenities are just fine, thank you. Are you up for a sequel to
the Tennebaums? If you said yes, get the WB story now!
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