Wendell Baker (Luke Wilson) is a dreamer who is dumped by his long-suffering girlfriend Doreen (Eva Mendes) when his latest half-baked scam lands him in jail. It’s a wake up call for the lovelorn romantic, and he makes a vow to straighten up, fly right and reunite the love of his life. Upon release, he gets a job at the Shady Grove retirement hotel, where he befriends characters Boyd (Seymour Cassel) and Skip (Harry Dean Stanton), old lags keen to advise Wendell on how he might win Doreen back from her new boyfriend, the wealthy grocer Dave Bix (Will Ferrell). But the Shady Grove’s corrupt owner Neil King (Owen Wilson) has sinister plans afoot for Wendell. The Wilson brothers have lit up plenty of recent Hollywood films with their charisma, and there’s bucketloads on display here in this family collaboration, a low-key, low budget charmer. It looks as if it was as much fun to work on as it is to watch, the younger generation of actors working so well with some old masters (it’s always a pleasure to see Cassel, Stanton and Kris Kristofferson in action).