Sad to say, Nick Cassavetes seems to have studied his father's films thoroughly and come away with all the wrong lessons: His first film as director is a meandering, shapeless bore. Gena Rowlands stars as Mildred, a middle-aged woman undergoing a
quiet crisis. Her husband is dead, her beloved son Ethan (David Sherrill) is moving to San Francisco and her sullen daughter, Ann Mary Margaret (Moira Kelly), has just left home in a huff. Having defined her life by the needs of her family, Mildred is left at loose ends. She finds new purpose
baby-sitting for J.J. (Jake Lloyd), the small son of troubled neighbor Monica (Marisa Tomei), and develops a complicated relationshi...