In suburban Phoenix, 40-year-old donut shop employee Ruth Kiesling (Amanda Melby) is not exactly living the dream. She's got anger issues, no mother, a dead brother, and a father (M. Emmet Walsh) in hospice. Her few friends include Meg (Cathy Shim), her game-for-anything confidante since jr high; Holly (Jennifer Pfalzgraff), a janitor/amateur ventriloquist; and her probation officer, Crosby (Terence Bernie Hines). Ruth's only creative outlet is playing cello in a series of popular videos featuring Errol (Steve Briscoe), an egotistical ventriloquist. His followers proudly-and literally-wear their allegiance to their "art" with dummies are strapped across their torsos like badass bandoleros. Ever the opportunist and desperate for money, Ruth finds herself in a position to "steal" the body of President James Buchanan (René Auberjonois). She does so, hoping to ransom him for a nice windfall – but she's surprised to discover that no one seems particularly interested in getting him back.
Cast and credits
Amanda Melby, René Auberjonois, Cathy Shim, Terence Bernie Hines, Jennifer Pfalzgraff, M. Emmet Walsh, Steve Briscoe, Robert Ben Garant, Shelly Boucher, Lynnette "L.A." Brown, Shannon Whirry, Zoë Yeoman, Kane Black, Laura Durant, Max Bullis, Saylor Billings, Dustin James, Bruce Nelson, John Batchan, Howie Johnson
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