An independent black comedy (hopefully the film's title clued you in to that), we are exposed to the story of Alan (David Coburn), a guy so down on his luck that in real life he'd commit suicide. In the space of 48 hours, Alan gets fired, robbed, attacked, and dumped by his girlfriend. He's even writing a novel on the side, and his hard drive crashes. Suddenly, Alan's life gets even worse when family arrives in the form of his loser brother and cousin. They've got problems of their own,
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The film finds us in rural Pennsylvania, where angsty twentysomething Cole Malby (Tyler Christopher) and his quiet brother Patrick (Jason Widener) butcher meat and fix electronics in order to pay for a life filled with beer drinking and hell raising. What's with all the hair tearing? Their father died in a mine explosion 13 years in the past. An accident? Or does Cole remember veiled threats and a gunshot when he visited his pop on that fateful day? Even worse was when the young Cole took a shot at his abusive old man, hitting mom (Sally Kirkland) instead.
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