Ed Franklin, a young man pursuing his dreams in Hollywood, returns home to Fort Worth, Texas at Christmas time to find his family in turmoil. His parents` marriage is crumbling and his relationship with his two brothers is rocky at best. The discovery that his beloved Granny has been placed in a nursing home after a stroke left her mentally disabled pushes Ed over the edge. He decides to come to his unhappy Granny`s rescue, abducting her from the home against his family`s orders. Ed`s father Rex and brothers, Steve and Davy, set out after Ed and Granny, and a cross-country pursuit begins.