After moving to a small, rural town, uptight Joel Bixby, is invited by an agreeable new acquaintance to join a group of townsmen who meet in a ramshackle room at the edge of town. Normally a loner, Joel finds himself enamored by boisterous, fast food connoisseur Leo Applegate and reluctantly agrees to go. Unknowingly the “replacement” for a beloved member who recently passed away, Joel meets the group’s other surviving members and is swept up in their strange lives, but struggles with their secretive purpose for gathering … until he realizes each of them is as lost as himself. Gleeful Dink, who deeply loves his bald wife, is “in touch” with his feminine side; Perry, a former minister, is suffering a crisis of faith; and volatile Nick, who lost his job and family, also seeks a miracle. As the men grapple with their worries and unraveling lives, Joel finally learns their mysterious purpose in this off-beat comedy about the healing power of friendship.
Edward Asner, John Cariani, Mark Fite