Things haven't gone well for Simon Larsen lately. He adores his wife and children, but since his business failed and he lost the family home, he can't seem to get off the couch. His larger-than-life in-laws, the Schnabels, won't get off his case. To keep everyone happy, Simon needs to do one little job: he has a week to landscape a friend's backyard for an important Schnabel family event.

But as the week progresses, Simon is derailed by an unexpected house guest. As his world spins out of control, who can Simon really count on when the chips are down?