Based on a novella by Philip Roth, this insipid romantic comedy profiles two unorthodox Jewish families and their in-love offspring. Benjamin is an impoverished librarian and MacGraw is a spoiled Jewish American princess. He spends a few weeks at her home, where MacGraw's
well-to-do-father, Klugman, exhorts Benjamin to make something of himself. Benjamin sneaks into MacGraw's room to make love to her, but is later dismayed to learn that she won't take birth control pills because they make her ill. They later rendezvous in a sleazy hotel, where MacGraw explains that
the diaphragm Benjamin insisted she get was found by her mother. Benjamin packs his bag and leaves he...