Despite the contrived nature of the screenplay, this odd couple romance works as an old-fashioned, sappy star vehicle. Some welcome doses of character-driven comedy keep the sentimental floodgates in check. Stung by his wife's harsh words as she's leaving him, Boston-based Irish expatriate Joe (Billy Connolly) wonders if there's more to life than being a hard-working florist and faithful spouse. The Joe is diagnosed with a brain tumor, and decides it's time for a change. Ignoring the advice of his father-in-law, Frank (Frank C. Turner), and drinking buddy, Happy (Dann Florek), Joe hits America's highways in search of adventure. He makes a stop at Churchill Downs and ...