Lee Abernathy is a man who has struggled through adulthood, mostly by his own faults. However, a death leads to reconnecting with the past.
Lee Abernathy is arguably a very awkward, unfortunate man. He graduated from Purdue and soon found a job with the state of Indiana as an accountant, married his high school sweetheart, and had two kids. That was a couple of decades ago. His wife had an affair, his kids barely know him, and the digital age brought around the end of his career. Prematurely retired in Boulder, Colorado, Lee has been seeing a therapist for the number of phobias he has developed.
It's only at his therapist's insistence that he decides to go when he's requested to attend the funeral for his high school friend, Jack Jackson. The funeral is being held in their hometown of Tipton, Indiana and not the beaches of California where Jack had lived out his vice-filled days. The reasoning behind the location soon becomes clear when Jack's young widow explains that Jack had set aside a fund and plans for Lee to find their old crew and dig up the time capsule they had all buried upon their graduation day.
For some it's a mild inconvenience. For others, it's a reminder of what they should have become...