The sort of tale Jim Thompson might have spun if he'd mellowed enough for his demons to drift away, leaving only cynical familiarity with the larcenous labyrinth of the human heart. Small-town Carol Ann (Linda Fiorentino) is a one-time prom queen married to high school sweetheart Wayne (Dermot Mulroney) and acutely aware that life's passing her by. Carol Ann doesn't have a plan to get out; just a vague hankering to do something before it's too late. And then along comes geriatric jailbird Henry Manning (Paul Newman), who's suffered a stroke and been transferred from a prison hospital to the nursing home where Carol Ann works. She finds Henry's file stimulating readin...