First of all, I'm a bigger fan of Kevin Bacon now than I was before. The guy has a lot more range than your typical name brand and he doesn't get enough credit for the things he does with his voice. Bacon straddles the line between movie star and character actor quite evenly.
Here he plays a blue collar lineman whose dreams of rock stardom become more and more unlikely the older he gets. He struggles to smile when he discovers his wife is pregnant and about the only fun he ever has is getting drunk at block parties and high school football games. It's at one of these parties that his sister-in-law (Illeana Douglas) puts him in a hypnotic trance with the intention of "opening his mind." Unfortunately for Bacon, she's pried it open a little too far and he soon sees things not meant for mortal eyes.