Gord's (Tom Green) desire to please his father comes from his special - well, ok, bizarre - innocence. He also has an endearing sense of curiosity about everything, whether it's getting way too friendly with a horse on a stud farm, dancing inside a deer carcass, or wreaking havoc in a hospital delivery room. Gord's just an overgrown boy with a wild sense of imagination. But when the 28-year-old Gord decides he wants to be an animator, quits his job at a cheese factory and returns home to live in his parents' basement, his father is neither amused nor proud. Dad thinks Gord is a slacker and should grow up, give up his dream of "doodling" for a living, get a real job and get the hell out of the house. But Gord won't budge, and father and son embark on an all-out war that ends up taking them halfway around the world.