Meet Miles Muckley...loving husband...caring father...faithful friend...successful writer...and world's biggest idiot. Of course, in Miles's insane mind, he sees himself as the world's biggest...well...hero. However, when Miles's wife insists they take a romantic drive from Vermont to Minnesota to spend Thanksgiving with her family, who are far from normal themselves, the man who is hated by his neighbors and loathed by an angry tom cat sets out to prove that he isn't an idiot...under duress, of course.
The trip begins with Miles getting tied up by his best friend, his clothes stolen by a group of mischievous teenagers, and a tow truck driver with a happy trigger finger. Determined to keep pushing forward—under duress, of course—Miles continues down the road desperately trying to leave the state of Vermont only to encounter a killer truck driver, a girl with strange colored hair, and a pair of old people who turn out to be drug dealers. Yet, through it all, Miles somehow turns out to be a hero...well, kinda.