Country Star Bobby Gallagher is coming clean about his extramarital affair, and his wife, Reba, is supposed to be there to support him. But instead, she calls him a moron, packs up the family and heads for California. So with her mama and two kids in tow, they move to her husband’s old love shack in Malibu.
Her son, Cash, was popular back in Nashville -- but now he's not, so he’s bummed. Her daughter, June, experiences the reverse of that situation, so she’s happy. Her mama, Lillie Mae, is happy too, because Reba’s got a chance to start fresh and follow her dreams of being a country music star -- dreams she put on hold to have a family. (Mama’s also happy because she’s got herself a medical marijuana prescription in her new hometown.)
Reba: He’s a moron! And I’m leaving his lying, cheatin’ butt.
June: I don’t belong in Malibu. My skin’s too fair. I get sunburned under a light bulb.
Lillie Mae: You need to work a summer on your uncle’s ranch, mucking stalls. Your mama did it. And now she’s got skin as tough as leather.
June: I didn’t know we had this house, Mom.
Reba: Neither did I. Turns out your daddy had a lot of pretty things I didn’t know about.
Cash: Do you know what a beach is? That is where bikinis gather.
Kim: You’re like a hero around here to all the wives. I can’t tell you how many times in my life I have just wanted to grab a microphone and shout out to the world, “My husband likes to wear my panties!”
Reba: That is so funny that I know that about you before your name.
Kim: If I had your stones I would have left [my husband] the first time he asked me to sleep with him…and three other women.
Reba gets stonewalled by the big shot she’s hoping will produce her demo. And with the gay boy next door making out with her daughter, and his trophy wife stepmom driving her crazy, Reba is dismayed and says she’s moving the family back to Nashville. But Lillie Mae reveals that her husband -- Reba’s dad -- cheated on her and she stayed with him, and it crushed her soul. Malibu is Reba’s second chance. So she decides to stick it out, and even writes a new song!
Reba: We have a rule here in our house: no boys upstairs.
June: It’s OK, mom.
Reba: How is it OK? You two just get married?
June: No. He’s gay.
Sage: And we have the same no boys upstairs rule at my house.
Reba: I brought homemade cookies. OK, I didn’t make them, I bought them. But if I was going to make some cookies, these would be the kind of cookies I would make. And then I’d sell them. You would not believe what they’re asking for cookies out here.
Geoffrey: That is so weird! I was just thinking, “Oh my God, I hope someone brings in cookies. But not any cookies. No, no -- I want cookies that come with a really long story behind them.”
Geoffrey: Are you young? Uh uh. Are you sexy? Uh uh. Are you young and sexy?
Reba: Are there any other choices?
Lillie Mae: I went inside, and this honest-to-goodness doctor wrote me a prescription for this. This is a happy lolly.
Kim: They were just practice kissing. He does that with all the girls.
Reba: You don’t have to worry about being embarrassed anymore because we’re moving back home to Tennessee.
Cash: Yes! I’m going to be good-looking again!