One bright Friday afternoon in lower Manhattan, Charles Driggs (Jeff Daniels), a successful young tax consultant, capriciously skips out of a tiny diner without paying his lunch check. Just outside, he is stopped by Audrey Hankel (Melanie Griffith), a Louise Brooks-clone in black wig and
vaguely African attire. She calls herself "Lulu," presumably a reference to Brooks' character in PANDORA'S BOX. She tells Charles that she saw him walk out on the check and threatens to turn him in. Declaring that Charles is actually a "closet rebel," she decides instead that he'd be game for a
road trip. Before he knows what is happening, Charles finds himself in Audrey's converti...