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 lives.
Friendship... there's nothing in it for anybody.
Did You Know?
The television station in the movie is WJZ in Baltimore, Maryland. Some of the filming was done in the station located on "TV Hill" in West Baltimore. See more
When Owen Wilson is driving in the PA town a state route sign can be seen. The route number is inside a circle. If he were in PA the route number would be in a keystone. See more
What would you do if you couldn't have children?
I would pray to God to send them to me.
What if you don't believe in God?
Maybe that's why you can't have children.
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
Under license from Untitled 98 Ltd See more