In Niagara Falls, Ontario, proverbial loser Edward "Duke" White, father to now four adult and one adolescent sons with three different women, and not much of a father by anyone's estimation, has just killed himself, and although his body is not found, the evidence indicates that he killed himself by going over the falls. Only Duke's only wife, now ex-wife Goldie White, has and had been any sort of mother to all five, despite only being the biological mother to the first three: not too bright Eddie Jr., who had always wanted to be a boxer - he having turned pro for a while, which is where he got his nickname "Nuts" - despite never having shown a real aptitude for the sport; Cal, the slick Lothario who likes the finer things in life, except his women, his type being those that would proudly display their tramp stamp; and Jacob, the smart, responsible straight arrow. From the will read by the executor, the boys' paternal uncle, Father Pal, the boys learn that besides the specifically ...Written by
Despite being the smart one of the siblings, Cob makes several spelling mistakes in his list, such as "aeroplane" and "tatoo", such errors which he does later acknowledge. See more »
[in voice over as he walks through an empty but brighty lit carnival midway with a noose around his neck and the other end of the rope tied to a large broken tree limb that he is carrying]
The events leading up to my death were a lot like the rest of my life. Things didn't go exactly as planned.
[still in voice over, switching to an earlier scene of he preparing to hang himself from a tree]
If you ask me what the odds in an amateur hanging going off without a hitch were, I'd say about...
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Best unbelievable story I have ever had the pleasure of watching
This movie should have made it to the main stream. Like "Harold and Kumar", "Snatch" and other such movies, your definitely not watching this movie for the great believable story line or explosive drama. Once you get into the movie, however, it just gets better and better. The more ridiculous each character gets the better it gets! Another review mentioned this was a hidden gem and I couldn't agree more. It is nice to watch a movie that is original and well thought out, but at the same time doesn't take itself to seriously. I wish more movies were this entertaining. As I think about it the one thing that really makes this movie so good is that each character adds to the fun of the movie as a whole. Thumbs way up and prepare yourself to laugh.
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