Synopsis:MOVING TO MONTANA is the story of MAX FRANKEL, a shy, almost preternaturally quiet eight-year-old genius. When his mother dies in a bizarre fast-food drive-through accident, he is forced into the company of his father, JOEY JOSEPHSON. Joey is in many ways the exact opposite of his son: a loudmouthed loser and degenerate gambler, though he is oblivious to his own failings. They leave Miami in Joey’s 1956 Ranch Wagon, headed to Seattle to find Max’ maternal grandparents, with Joey’s bookie’s thug on their tail.
On the way, they pick up JANE RITTER, a gorgeous 18-year-old who is convinced that she is bad luck to both herself and anyone in her general vicinity. The utterly strange family unit makes its way across the country, avoiding dangers both real and imagined, with Max very subtly and slyly controlling every move just like he controls Super Mario on his Gameboy. In classic road-movie fashion, no one gets what they want, but rather what they need.