This is a simple "good ol' boy movie and even if you aren't really into this type of movie you should watch it anyway...just for the fun of it. It's a no-brainer and when you finish watching, I can promise you won't have any philosophical questions haunting you or be afraid of being home alone. :) The cast does an excellent job and THEY ARE the characters they play...very believable.
Earl (Joshua Jackson) and Baby (Jamie King), are engaged and live in their parents house. They are step-brother and sister and Earl gets really annoyed when anyone calls her his sister, especially when he is kissing her. :)
The story takes place in a small town in Texas and begins with Tinker (an ex-con) and Junior (a rather stupid cousin to Baby, Earl's girlfriend) robbing a pizza delivery guy. They unwittingly strike it rich when they find the black tote contains $20,000 and 3 large bags of cocaine.
Tinker makes arrangements to sell the stuff to Juan Vasquez and his boys. But before he can finalize the deal Junior grudgingly tells Earl (while embraced in a headlock) what he and Tinker have done.
Earl and Junior go to Tinkers house, where Earl takes the bag of 'stuff', then proceeds to hide it at the bowling alley until the real "owners" come for it (basically to protect Junior, who he can't stand but looks out for because he is under orders from Baby.)
Tinker already has it in for Earl because he botched a get-away after holding up a liquor store, so he goes to Earl's house to try get info about the hiding place. Earl tells him nothing, that is, until Baby comes around a corner which gives Tinker the leverage he needs to get his 'stuff' back! After getting his 'stuff' Tinker stops the truck and shoots Earl (not fatally). Baby backs the truck over him and takes Earl to the animal doctor. :)
Juan Vasquez threatens Junior and wants the stuff, so Junior and Earl go to give it back (not knowing that these gentlemen are not the true owners). There is a shortage in the money, so long story short Junior loses his "pinkie" finger.
Junior shows up at Earl's house all beat up and says the real owners want THEIR 'stuff'. So Earl, Jimbo (Earl's homosexual best friend), Junior, and Tinker go to Juan's house with heavy artillery to get the 'stuff' which they take to a rich guy (the real owner) in a huge ranch house. While there Earl get's a phone call that Juan has kidnapped Baby and he wants the 'stuff'!!!! So they head back to the wearhouse, but so does the rich guy. A big gunfight ensues, baby is rescued, and the bad guys are either killed or injured!
On the way back to the car, after the gunfight, Junior accidentally shoots Earl in the leg. Tinker, in damaged condition from being backed over by the truck, is on the ground after threatening Earl for umpteenth time. They leave him with the 3 bags of cocaine. :)
Earl and Baby split the money with friends and family and literally head into the sunset to their new life in Los Angeles. :)
My pick for the most amusing scenes: When Tinker and Junior are planning the pizza guy robbery and they wear Maxi Pads for masks and when Tinker is trying to get Earl to tell him where the 'stuff' is. :) :) :)
Give this movie a look you have nothing to lose. :) :) :)