Stuart Baron, a humble Los Angeles trucking executive, endures a near-death experience. He moves his family from an affluent suburb to an Alabama catfish farm with hopes of quenching a midlife crisis. Together with Tabitha, his spell-binding wife, and Winchester, his precocious five-year-old son, he rewrites Murphys law of catfish farming. Their adaption to the Deep South and the ensuing culture shock is overshadowed by a daunting legacy involving a Mexican drug cartel. In the climatic finale, the Baron family, a quirky DEA agent, and a colorful cast of good ol boys make for a powerful romp of old-fashioned justice in the backwoods of west Alabama.