Horn’s Ember is the apparently free soul who conveys word that secondary school companion Bodhi has kicked the bucket, and who’s sorting out the shockingly named “FUN-eral” that will commend his life. Indeed, even while enduring an association with a sweetheart who declines to be monogamous, Ember’s the person who floats her companions’ spirits.
She persuades the hesitant Dylan (Hemlock Grove’s Landon Liboiron) to make the excursion home from Chicago, where he’s a yearning sketch artist albeit little is made of that as matters of affection and sex become the dominant focal point. Dylan has unfinished passionate business on a few fronts: with his split-up hippieish folks (Virginia Madsen and Andy Buckley, both touchingly powerless); with Bodhi; with Lauren (Meghann Fahy), the sweetheart he exited in Chicago who will, obviously, jump a flight west to go up against him; and with his secondary school ex, Katy (Cuoco). It’s no big surprise that he’s put off an arrival visit as of not long ago; “In the event that I miss Albuquerque,” he tells Ember, “I simply watch Breaking Bad.”