PHFFFT! was based on an unproduced play that author Axelrod reshaped for the movies. It's basically the story of an estranged couple whose divorce doesn't work out. Lemmon is a bright attorney and Holliday writes TV soap operas. They are married, have no children, and live in a gorgeous
home in the suburbs. But things aren't going smoothly between them, so Holliday goes to Reno for a quickie divorce and it's all over. But if that were the case, there'd be no movie, right? Suddenly single, both buy new wardrobes, take dance lessons (the "Mambo" was the popular step back then), and
seek new relationships. Holliday starts going out with Lemmon's pal, Carson, an amiabl...