Adam Rifkin wrote and directed this comedy that begins at a Los Angeles dinner party when unmarried, unattached novelist Art Witz (Jason Alexander with hair) argues that couples actually live in a state of denial and cannot maintain monogamous relationships. The plotline diverges to examine the lives of couples at the dinner party, including Isaac and Claudia (Ryan Alosio and Amy Yasbeck), who have an agreement to keep their affairs secret. Medical student Sophie (Leah Lail) sees a professor when she's not with her husband, attorney Joel (Jonathan Silverman), a fan of "Oriental" massages. Despite an upcoming marriage to pregnant Sammie (Christine Taylor), chef Sam (Patrick Dempsey) can't stop looking at pornography. Shown at the 1998 Seattle Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
Just an okay movie. The first half seemed predicated on the notion that all men cheat on their wives. The second half focused on who they're cheating with---- someone else's wife. How ironic. That interesting irony is what made it okay, but not great.
Can you say "dysfunctional relationships?" How about "real life?" Basically, this is not much more than a commentary on modern interpersonal relationships and all the bologna people go through to hide their secret perversions.