Broth­erly love pushed to limit

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When they were boys, fra­ter­nal twins Kyle (Alexan­der G Eck­ert) and Peter Reynolds (Ivan Mal­lon) were told about their fa­ther’s death.

Ever since, the brothers have forged a close bond to their ec­cen­tric mother, He­len (Glenn Close).

Now grown-up, Kyle (Owen Wil­son) is a male model with mil­lions of dol­lars in the bank while Peter (Ed Helms) is di­vorced, em­bit­tered and strug­gling to make ends meet as a proc­tol­o­gist. Peter is also at his wit’s end try­ing to con­nect emo­tion­ally to his tru­cu­lent teenage son, Ethan (Zachary Haven).

Out of the blue, Kyle and Peter learn that their fa­ther didn’t die. To com­pound the brothers’ dis­tress, He­len isn’t sure who the lucky man is be­cause she was so gen­er­ous with her af­fec­tions dur­ing the 1970s.

De­ter­mined to find their bi­o­log­i­cal par­ent, Kyle and Peter em­bark on a mad­cap road trip to meet their mother’s old flames in­clud­ing re­tired foot­ball player Terry Bradshaw (play­ing him­self), vet­eri­nar­ian Dr Wal­ter Tin­kler (Christo­pher Walken) and reclu­sive ex-con Roland Hunt (JK Sim­mons).

En route, the brothers meet an enig­matic hitch­hiker (Katt Wil­liams) and re-eval­u­ate their own strained re­la­tion­ship.

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