An imaginatively constructed soap-opera with a high-powered cast, this film follows several narrative threads, all involving unfulfilled Los Angeles women who find inner peace after learning there are worse things than loneliness. Forever setting herself up for defeat, Dr. Elaine Keener (Glenn Close) cares for her elderly mother (Irma St. Paule) and barrages an indifferent lover with phone calls. Dr. Keener consults a fortune-teller, Christine (Calista Flockhart), who's distracted by worry over her own lover, Lilly's (Valeria Golino), failing health, but zeros in on Dr. Keener’s controlling nature and predicts a younger lover in her future. Bank manager Rebecca (Holl...