NINA TAKES A LOVER is the story of a bored married woman who has an affair while her husband is away on business. Writer-director Alan Jacobs, feeling that 90s films had been dreadfully lacking in romance, set out to fill a void. The film's resulting box-office failure may be more due to
the public's distaste for dialogue and subtlety than the fact that his goal was only partially realized.
The film opens with Nina (Laura San Giacomo) telling her tale in flashback to a reporter (Michael O'Keefe) who is writing a story about marital infidelity. Nina feels restless because her marriage lacks romance. When her best friend (Cristi Conaway) begins an affair with Paul...