Jack Lawrence je uspešen odvetnik. Ima dobro službo, prikupno ženo, lep dom in super avto. Lahko bi rekli, da ima vse, kar si želi. Medtem je Dale Putley na robu obupa, saj mu nič ne gre po načrtih. Kot neuspešen pisatelj se komaj preživlja, poleg tega ga muči kup nevroz. Jack in Dale na prvi pogled torej nimata popolnoma nič skupnega. Nato se izkaže, da je njuna skupna točka Colette, s katero sta v preteklosti oba imela razmerje. Zdaj Colette išče svojega najstniškega sina Scotta, ki je pobegnil od doma. Dale in Jack ji priskočita na pomoč, saj Colette vsakemu od njiju pove, da je Scottov oče.
Jack Lawrence is a smart aleck lawyer who is one day visited by an ex-girlfriend who tells him her kid was his. Enter Dale Putley, a depressed goofball who is also a writer, meets with the same ex-girlfriend who tells him her kid is his. One day Jack and Dale meet and discover what had happened: they've been told the same story and now there's a question of who the real father is. They learn their son is following a rock band called Sugar Ray around. So Jack and Dale hit the road to Sacramento and find their drunk, love-struck son. Soon after they bring him back to their hotel room, their son escapes and Jack and Dale must use teamwork to find him again, bring him home, and find out which one of them is the real father.