Brata Aaron in Ryan nameravata na svojem družinskem domu organizirati pogreb za svojega pravkar umrlega očeta. Toda že od samega začetka pogrebno slovesnost pestijo nenavadne težave, saj s pogrebnega zavoda pripeljejo napačno truplo, nesložni družinski člani pa poskrbijo za celo vrsto prepirov in škandalov, ki močno načnejo že tako trhlo družinsko harmonijo. In kdo bo ob vsej nastali zmešnjavi na pogrebu sploh imel žalni govor?
Aaron's father's funeral is today at the family home, and everything goes wrong: the funeral home delivers the wrong body; a cousin gives her fiancé a Valium from her brother's apartment, not knowing her brother is dealing drugs - it's LSD and the fiancé arrives at the funeral wildly stoned; Aaron's younger brother, Ryan, a successful writer, flies in from New York broke but arrogant; one uncle is angry over his daughter's choice of boyfriends, and the other is cranky and coarse. Add an ovulating wife, a jealous ex-boyfriend, and a short stranger who wants a word with Aaron - what could he want? Would another death solve Aaron's problems? And what about the eulogy?