Felix Bush (Robert Duvall) is a recluse who doesn’t care about anyone in the community or about people who are interested in getting to know him. But after hearing residents of the town relating tales about a fellow elderly hermit who had recently passed away, he makes the decision that he must share these tales with the world.
In order to conduct his own burial, he enlists Frank (Bill Murray), the funeral home manager in the area. He will be able to learn what people are saying about him and learn the truth about his background in this way. But can he persuade anyone to attend? Will he be able to spill the beans on his secrets?