The movie begins with the Baker family arriving late to Lorraine's high school graduation. Their eldest daughter Nora (Piper Perabo) is now married to Bud McNulty, pregnant and is moving to Houston with Bud because of his new job promotion. Tom says that the Bakers should have beat the Murtaughs at the Labor día family competition. Tom decides that since the family is breaking apart they should all go to Lake Winnetka for one last family vacation together. So the family goes to the lake to a very old and rustic house which they are not impressed with.