Leif is left with a conditional inheritance when his estranged mother Honey dies. Before he can move into her picturesque Yosemite cabin, he has to complete her elaborate, and sometimes dubious, to-do list.
Jake Johnson is one of those guys you feel like you already know. You grew up with or went to college with someone like him. He’s a buddy, a friend, a character with whom you’re already familiar before he even gets into his role. In this film, “Ride the Eagle,” he’s Leif, a disarming young man with no direction and a rocky past who, living off the grid, is visited by his mother’s long-time friend Missy (Cleo King) to share the news that dear old mom, also known as Honey (Susan Sarandon), has passed away. Estranged from her, the news comes as a surprise, but Honey’s going to be a part of her son’s life even after death as Missy shares the caveats of Leif’s “conditional inheritance.” He must reside in the palatial cabin near Yosemite and complete a list of tasks.
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