Oliver (Jay Baruchel - Tropic Thunder) is destined for an uneventful life until the day he an his brother Jackie breeze into town to attend the funeral of their estranged father. To everyone's bewilderment, Oliver inherits his father's estate-a funeral home.
Oliver learns from the handyman Henry (Graham Greene) that the home is on the verge of bankruptcy. That night, his life gets increasingly complicated when he takes a drunken drive with the bewitching embalmer Roberta (Rose Byrne - damages) and collides with a hiker. Roberta cleverly disguises the fatality as an accident, providing Oliver with his first paying customer and launching the duo on a merciless killing spree that evolves from accidental to intentional. As they scramble to stay out of jail and keep the funeral home in business, the body count rises steeply and their victims expire in increasingly bizarre and brutal "accidents.'
With his business and love life blossoming, Oliver gains confidence-until he finds he has dug a grave for himself too deep to escape.