Ben Baker is a man-child who lives on his friend's couch getting high. His friend, Steve Dallas, is a moderately successful weather reporter who is living a superficial life. When Ben receives word that his father has died, Steve drives him home and they re-connect with Ben's successful and driven sister Terri and hippie step-mother Angela who is the same age as they are. The reading of the will drives Ben to come up with a new purpose in life, but those around him don't prove to be very supportive, and then they all re-examine their own life. Written by
Friendship... there's nothing in it for anybody.
Did You Know?
The mainstreet location of the family's store is Madison, NC. The town's clock, mounted on the corner of a building in the background, is a memorial to those who have served in the military. The date "1919" which appears on the brick below the clock face is the date of the building's construction as a garage. The clock's bell was cast in Baltimore, Maryland . See more
How can you live here without looking for a high place to jump from?
The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze
(From "The Mikado")
Written by W.S. Gilbert
(as William Schwenck Gilbert), Arthur Sullivan
(as Arthur Seymore Sullivan)
Conducted by Carl Davis
, Vocals by Shirley Henderson
Courtesy of Thin Man Films Ltd
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