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Imagine Grumpy Old Men Meets The Hangover. Five retired widowers meet each day for coffee, doughnuts, and an endless discussion of minutia.When one of them dies, leaving the others a quarter of a million dollars, they devise a plan to protect their riches from greedy relatives.They decide to spend it, and fast.The answer?Vegas road trip!
The Boys' Club is actually two stories in one.It is a broad buddy comedy and a romantic comedy. The first story component follows the exploits of five eccentric senior citizens:
NATE BUCKLEY: a know-it-all; a pseudo-intellect; in short, the biggest bullshitter around.
RALPH NICHOLAS: the youngest, and the healthiest of the bunch; but also a professional hypochondriac.
JACK HARRINGTON: the senior senior; hard-of-hearing; has missed most conversations for the past ten years.
AL SILVERMAN: a sweet man with an annoying obsession.Al's lifelong dream of hosting a game show was never realized; he can’t let it go.
HARRY LANDERS: the most normal in the group; a free spirit who is determined to help his grandson rebound from a failed marriage that has ended badly.
The Boys' Clubis also a love story.Well, to be perfectly honest, it is more of a confrontation that evolves into a love story. The combatants: Matt Landers, Harry's grandson, and Amy Thompson, the granddaughter of the deceased.Matt, whose job it is to look after his grandfather while his parents are out of town, sets out to track down the old man and the other seniors who have suddenly disappeared.Amy, an attorney, is equally interested in locating them, but for a slightly different reason.She is contesting her grandfather's will, and is determined to recover the windfall he has left to his cronies.
When Matt and Amy determine that the seniors have escaped to Las Vegas, they reluctantly join forces.But tracking down the elusive pack of old-timers proves to be a daunting task.The eccentric bunch manages to stay one step ahead of their pursuers, and proceeds to leave a trail of destruction in their wake, much to the chagrin of Las Vegas authorities.
During their search, the pair of thirty-somethings continually clash. Matt, who is obsessed with his ex-wife's infidelity, is incapable of trusting another woman, especially Amy.And Amy, a career professional, has no use for people over the age of 60.In fact, she makes it perfectly clear that most senior citizens are simply using up other people's air.She repeatedly berates the old men, who Matt instinctively defends.
It isn't until they catch up to the old boys that Amy learns to appreciate the wisdom that an elderly person has to offer.And it is these same seniors who teach Matt how to love again.