Twenty-something slacker buddies Ben (Jason Ritter, Joan of Arcadia) and Alan (Jake Sandvig, Easy A) seem incapable of growing up: they run a valet parking scam and lease their rental house next door, allowing them to keep responsibility at bay. When a stressed-out single mom (Carrie Preston, True Blood) and her street-smart young son Kelsey (Chandler Canterbury, Knowing) become their new tenants, the misfit pals find a new friend in the precocious boy, who's eager to help them in their larcenous business. But Alan's sister Mel (Rebecca Hall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) suspects Kelsey may be a neglected latchkey kid, and her intervention sets off a chain of startling events that may force the duo to invent the family they've always needed. Featuring touching performances from its young cast, A BAG OF HAMMERS is a hilarious offbeat comedy about learning life's hard lessons.
Jake Sandvig,Jason Ritter,Rebecca Hall,Chandler Canterbury,Carrie Preston
A BAG OF HAMMERS revolves around the friendship of two charming grifters, Ben and Alan, played by Jason Ritter and Jake Sandvig. Ben and Alan have built a successful though larcenous business, posing as car valets, only to steal the vehicles instead of parking them. Because of their less-than-ideal childhoods and a “job” that allows them to remain likeable boyish rogues well into their 20’s, their penchant for crime is almost forgivable. However, everything changes when they meet a twelve-year-old boy named Kelsey. Neglected by his mother, Kelsey is drawn to Ben and Alan and they to him - eventually, Kelsey becomes part mascot, part protégé. His presence ultimately forces Alan and Ben to choose between a life of crime and fun (an extended childhood) and the opportunity to grow up and deal with the emotional consequences that come with it.