Julie Christie is glorious, and that's most of what you need to know about this slight, loosely structured and self-consciously ironic soap opera in which two couples -- one young and troubled, the other older but hardly wiser -- get themselves into a
series of fine messes. Portentously named middle-aged contractor Lucky Mann (Nick Nolte) is married to the still-glamorous Phyllis (Christie), a former B-movie actress reduced to watching her old movies in a hypochondriacal funk. Rocked to its foundations by a bitter argument that drove their teen
daughter to run away, their marriage is stuck in an arid and soul-destroying rut. Marianne (Lara Flynn Boyle) and Jeffrey ...