The Goodlows are a typical American family. Bob (Bodine) is a landscape gardener and handyman. His dad Buster (Perry), an ex-aerospace worker with a secret past, is now unemployed and suffering from heart failure. Sister Stephanie (Astar) does the books for her girlfriend Marlena (Shimizu)'s hair salon and holds a secret that's just bursting to come out. Mother Polly helps with the finances by selling antique dolls on eBay. When Bob proposes to his girlfriend Jenny and his "too cool" cousin George (Babcock) proposes a get-rich quick scheme, a series of events unfold which changes their lives forever.