Working-class Queens is the setting for this low-key drama about lower middle-class strivers and their frustration with their boring lives. If only it weren't so, well, boring. No-account Charlie (Ed Burns) blows into town and parks his sorry self
at his mom's, where he's warned that he can stay as long as he doesn't get into any trouble, the way he did last time. That was when he broke the heart of high-school sweetie Claudia (Lauren Holly); she had an abortion and he headed for the hills, leaving her to cope with the emotional and
physical fallout. This time around, he starts up right where he left off, playing on Claudia's vague dissatisfaction with a life that ...