When seed and sod entrepreneur Daltry Calhoun's (Johnny Knoxville) abandoned ex-girlfriend shows up on his doorstep with the daughter he never knew he had, the reformed ladies' man finds out that you can never truly escape your past -- even when it seems you may have no future. Calhoun is a local celebrity and self-made entrepreneur who made a name for himself by selling locally produced turf that blankets many of the nation's most exclusive golf courses, and his quirky television spots have won the hearts of television viewers across Ducktown, TN. When Daltry's ex-girlfriend May (Elizabeth Banks) arrives unannounced with talented teenage daughter June (Sophie Traub) in tow, she confides that her terminal illness has forced her to seek him out in hopes that he can care for their daughter after she is gone. Despite the early success of Daltry's business and the popularity of his kitschy commercials, things have been looking rather grim lately and Daltry has begun liquidating his assets in hopes of keeping his head above water. Though smitten shopkeeper Flora (Juliette Lewis) has offered financial help to Daltry, the kindly offers have fallen on deaf ears. Now, with the odds weighing heavily against him, Daltry vows to make up for lost time by doing right in the eyes of his family and community and caring for his daughter while getting his business back on track. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
While getting through the beginning was a little tough for me, it ended up being a delightful movie. I really enjoyed the humor in Sophie Traub's character, and found the unfolding of the connection of the characters quite heartwarming.
... that Johnny Knoxville could play a role with some sympathy. Story of a loser father, redeemed by time and chance, the movie is sweet, thoughtful with a great sound track. Sophie Traub, as the precocious daughter June and Juliette Lewis as Flora the girlfriend in waiting are the scene stealers ... worth watching just to see their scenes together. This is not a "great" film, but a pleasant change of pace. My spouse and I both liked it.