Chris Pine plays Sam. Sam has this great idea to set up a barter system where people in the northeast exchange services for coupons instead of money. The local town goes for it, but the Feds come in to clamp down on the expression of an alternative economy which might destroy the entire American system. In the meantime, Sam's father dies.
Sam goes back home and he sees his girlfriend Hannah (played by Olivia Wilde). Her father was a crazy record producer that has died of cancer. Sam does not want to go to the funeral, but Hannah demands it. Sam's father has many crazy things he requests in his will for Sam to do. Some are possible but others are not. Sam tries his best to reconcile with everyone but try as he might, the end is still a surprise.
Returning home, Sam finds out from his girlfriend Hannah (played by Olivia Wilde) that his estranged record-producer father, Jerry, has died from cancer. Sam does not want to go to the funeral, but Hannah forces him to go.
Sam encounters the lawyer (Philip Baker Hall), who tells him that the will instructs him to give Sam a shaving kit. Sam discovers that the shaving kit has contains $150,000 in cash, and has a note telling him that that the money should be given to "Josh Davis."
Sam tried to give the money to Josh as he should, but gets stopped in the process. Sam continues to try to give the rightful owner the money in spite of all the obstacles he faces. In the process Sam learns a lot about himself.
Best part of story, including ending:
Sam always tries to do the right thing no matter what the consequences.
Best scene in story:
The best scene is when Sam meets with his father' lawyer (played by Philip Baker Hall) and Sam finds out the truth about the money.
Opinion about the main character:
Well we have to admit that Sam is a sap, but he is deserving nonetheless so we like it when he triumphs at the end.