Paul, an eccentric 20-something year old living life vicariously through his hero fantasies, decides to take his two roommates, Jason, a smarty pants who recently became unemployed, and Clyde, who has been unemployed for— his entire life, on a trip around the world.
After partying it up in Germany, France, and England, they end up in Venice, Italy. While enjoying antipasto at a quaint Italian Café, they meet Leonardo Graziano and his lovely daughter, Lucia. Adult beverages ensue, and Leonardo invites the guys back to his estate for dinner. They enjoy a traditional Italian home-cooked meal, and Paul and Lucia go for a romantic walk along the coast, while Justin, Clyde and Leonardo indulge in some cigars and sip The Macallan® 18 year-old Single Malt Double Cast Scotch on the veranda. When Paul and Lucia return, Leonardo insists they spend the night as his guests. They accept, seemingly with not much of a choice in the matter.
They awake to see the preparations for a full-blown wedding ceremony in the Graziano’s backyard. With the help of his goons, Luigi and Guido, Leonardo takes the boys hostage. He informs Paul that he will marry Lucia so she can become an American citizen. And for insurance, Leonardo reveals to Paul that he has his father, Mr. Ted, held captive. Just as Paul is about to reluctantly say “I do,” commandos, led by Paul’s Grandpa Paul (not a typo, Paul is named after his grandpa) storm the wedding and come to the rescue. Clyde has the bright idea to take Lucia hostage as they escape. Their getaway “car” is Grandpa Paul’s smart-phone controlled helicopter, but after being attacked with surface-to-air missiles by an American-hating militant, Paul, Justin, Clyde and Lucia bail out in parachutes, as they watch Grandpa Paul tragically going down with the ship. Paul is devastated.
But where did the gang land? Well, Iraq, of course. Figuring that Leonardo and company will be hot on their trail, they ask an Iraqi family to help them escape, only to be stopped by an Iraqi rebel which sends Paul into an old west fantasy a la The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. The Iraqi rebel just so happens to be Paul’s childhood friend, and an undercover CIA operative, who hooks them up with a ride on a nuclear submarine.
Through all this perfectly mundane adventure, it seems Paul and Lucia have become genuinely fond of each other, and Lucia decides to help him rescue his father, who is being held captive on their estate back in Italy. Just as they’re about to rescue Paul’s dad, Leonardo and his goons re-appear. When all looks lost, Grandpa Paul shows up flinging poison darts into the necks of the bad guys— he survived! With Leonardo and company still unconscious, our gang once again escapes. As Paul & Lucia are about to say their goodbyes, Mr. Ted and the recently conscious Leonardo assume their positions atop a mighty rock in the distance, and break out into song. A Broadway-caliber musical number ensues, following suit with the rest of the film. Through song and dance, a GINORMOUS secret is revealed… that changes EVERYTHING!
Paul and the boys start out atop Mt. Everest, drop into Frankenstein’s Laboratory, pay a visit to The Godfather, and eventually set sail on the Caribbean Sea. Come along for the ride, and hold on tight!
Poor Paul just lost his mother…but she did leave him 500,000! Frequent flyer miles, that is. Aaand 18.5 million dollars! Which he’ll receive upon his 40th birthday…