Two brothers, Jim and Dave (played by James Pumphrey and Alex Rennie respectively) are reunited after many years. Getting together because of their father's death, sibling rivalry is at the extreme, which even causes the brother's to physically fight after their father's funeral. Both end up with bloodied faces. They find out their inheritance is an equal share in the family vacation home located near Branson, Missouri. They decide to go on a road trip to meet up with John (played by Christopher Meloni), who was the business partner of their father, in order to make arrangements to sell the home. They get into all kinds of troubles, especially from Alex's bad habit of stealing things and eating from the garbage. They meet crazy characters along the way. They fight constantly on the road trip over brother Dave's crazy behavior in the car, like eating peanuts, throwing the shells everywhere, and not wanting to wear pants while riding.
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When they finally reach the family vacation home, it is in shambles and not in sellable condition. It has to be repaired before it can be put up for sale. Jim, who is the more sane of the two, really does not want to be part of it, but his crazy brother Alex convinces him to stay long enough so that the repairs can be made, the house sold, and they can split the profits equally from the sale of the home. Rather than hire a contractor to do the repair work, they take the job on themselves which gives them even more opportunity to get into fights.
The fights are both hilarious and sad as both brothers struggle to recapture times long gone, when they enjoyed their childhood together. Even though they fight, they quickly make up, only to fight again, but there is a real sense that both of them truly need each other.
Best part of story, including ending:
The emotions between the brothers are very convincing. We know they really care for each other but they get cannot seem to get along and the one brother truly is crazy, so we feel sorry for him.
Best scene in story:
When the crazy brother sneaks into a fancy hotel breakfast buffet that is only for guests even he does not stay at the hotel, wearing only boxer shorts and a Japanese kimono robe. He fills four plates stacked high with food and is eating lots of it when he gets caught.
It is reminiscent of the famous cafeteria line scene in "Animal House" by John Belushi.
Opinion about the main character:
This is so funny because we all would like to be able to get away with such mischief.