Structured as a series of vignettes, Willard Carroll's ambitious ensemble comedy-drama follows the intertwined destinies of a staggering cast of 11 characters. Extroverted club kid Joan (Angelina Jolie) falls in love with a reticent fellow
nightcrawler (Ryan Phillippe). Uptight theater director Meredith (Gillian Anderson) is being courted by Mr. Perfect (Jon Stewart). Gracie's (Madeleine Stowe) hobby is impersonal hotel adultery with Roger (Anthony Edwards). Paul (Sean Connery) and Hannah (Gena Rowlands) have been married for 40
years and are coping with his imminent death and the emotional aftermath of a lingering infidelity. Mildred (Ellen Burstyn) is tending to ...