After the bizarre death of her brother, Johana Burwood must return home after four years to face her quirky family, including her estranged dad, her two competitive brothers and various significant others. The family is uncomfortable with each other at first, and their inner turmoil manifests itself in quarrels and outright fights. Johana is forced to face some secrets from her past when she runs into an old boyfriend who just can't seem to let go. It's only when tensions are at a breaking point that someone comes up with a brilliant idea that will send their departed brother off with incredible style.Written by
Michael Weston and Steve Howey both appeared on Psych(2006). See more »
[on giving Magnus a viking funeral]
Let's start right now, working together as a pack. What would Magnus want if it were one of us, huh?
He would want one of us to throw flaming arrows at him.
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I love the characters, rather caricatured to stay in comedy, but with enough subtlety to take human shape. It reminded me how close people can be violent with each other when not fulfilling each other's expectations. I guess it reminded me of something somehow. One scene is particularly intense and realistic. I'm not a family guy, so the message of this category of movies usually leaves me cold. It's probably the only family movie that touched me somehow. I've never seen a movie from Jarret Tarnol, so I'll try to watch some others. I'm surprised the rating is so, low, as I'm usually the one underrating. It may be due to the weak scenario.
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