Not much happens in this sweet-tempered, small-scale romantic comedy--college boy meets, loses, and wins back college girl--yet the film is surprisingly touching and amusing, almost in spite of itself. As the film opens, Chris (Patrick Dempsey) leaves his Chicago home for an unnamed Los
Angeles university (the exteriors resemble USC), where he is to study playwrighting. Arriving on campus, he finds that roommate Alex has moved in six days previously, decorating their room in pastel plastic backyard kitsch, complete with an inflatable wading pool. The reason for the wading pool
soon becomes obvious when Alex turns out to be Alexandra (Helen Slater), who uses the poo...