The film follows the story of parents in financial difficulties who open an illegal casino in the basement of their home to get money.
When their daughter is admitted to the university, Scott (Will Ferrell) and Kate Johansen (Amy Poehler) are the happiest parents and want to support the dreams and promising future of their daughter Alex (Ryan Simpkins). Soon, enthusiastic parents discover that they no longer have enough money to make their daughter go to university. They become desperate to regain lost money, so their daughter can follow their dream of studying, even if it involves addressing a dangerous and not legitimate way. As for their daughter, they are willing to do whatever is necessary, the two decide to start a deal with an illegal casino in the basement with the help of their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas). However, their business becomes a harrowing junk, testing their limits and patience to achieve their intended purpose.
Will they succeed in supporting their daughter’s dream?