When a man's (Greg Kinnear) wife (Selma Blair) leaves him for another woman he is thrown into emotional turmoil. He recovers, or so he thinks, when he meets another woman (Radha Mitchell) and after a whirlwind affair they marry, only to divorce because she is unable to break off a love affair with another man (Billy Burke). Morgan Freeman is in the wings, watching and predicting each development, while not participating or advising. Also with Jane Alexander and Alexa Davalos. Directed by Robert Benton. [1:42]
SEX/NUDITY 8 - A young man and a young woman undress in the middle of an empty stadium, (we see bare breasts and buttocks) they kiss and we see, from a distance, one on top of the other while having sex; another young man and a young woman have sex in an empty stadium (we see flesh tones and thrusting from a distance) while a man watches.
► A man and a woman have sex against a window and we see her bare breasts and his bare chest, while thrusting and moaning. A man and a woman kiss and they have sex -- we see thrusting and bare breasts are visible.
► A nude woman (her bare breasts are visible) caresses a man's hair while sitting in bed (his bare chest is visible) and it is implied that they have had sex: his bare buttocks are shown when he gets out of bed and her bare buttocks and pubic region are also shown.
► Two women lie nude in bed together and caress each other (their bare breasts are visible) and sex is implied.
► A young man and a young woman kiss and caress each other, they have sex and we see thrusting; we see her get out of bed afterward and her bare breasts, pubic region and buttocks are visible.
► A young man and a young woman film themselves having sex (we see her reaching for the camera after the fact, but do not see the actual sex act and his bare chest and buttocks and her bare buttocks are visible).
► A young man and a young woman kiss, they fall back on a bed together, she wraps her legs around his waist and the scene ends. A man and a woman kiss. A husband and wife kiss at their wedding. A husband and wife kiss and hug. A man kisses a woman on the head. A husband and wife kiss.
► A woman sits next to another woman at a bar and caresses her bare thigh while her husband sits on the other side. A woman wearing a softball mitt grabs another woman's buttocks (the woman being grabbed seems to like it).
► A woman wears a low-cut top and a short skirt that reveal cleavage and bare thighs. A young woman wears a short skirt and low-cut top that reveal cleavage, bare thighs and shoulders.
► Two women flirt while the husband of one of them sits next to them. A wife takes a phone call from her female lover while sitting next to her husband.
► A young woman asks a man whether or not she and her boyfriend should make a pornographic movie to make money. A young woman proposes marriage to a young man. A young man and a young woman flirt. Two women ride in a car and one tells the other that they are going to have adventures together. A wife tells her husband that she is leaving him for a woman.
► A husband and wife lie in bed sleeping (there's no nudity).
VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man cuts his finger off, on purpose, with a kitchen knife (he yells, we see the finger separate and there is a lot of blood on the counter and his hand).
► A man and a woman argue bitterly, he slaps her in the face and she slaps him back.
► A man is threatening and abusive to his son and son's girlfriend in several scenes: In one scene the man pulls a knife and threatens her, and then stabs a bag of groceries she holds in front of her.
► A young man collapses to the ground, we hear that he is not breathing, CPR is performed while in a car and we hear that he died.
► A man peers through a young woman's window, he has a knife and it is implied that he intends to harm the young woman, and another man confronts him and punches him in the face (we see his bloody nose).
► A man driving while drunk crashes his car into a curb, stumbles into his house and yells when he realizes that his son has moved out. A man yells at a woman who will not give him back his dog.
► A man talks about his son dying from a heroin overdose. A woman does a palm reading for a young woman and tells her that her boyfriend is dead (he is not). A young man talks about his mother leaving him when he was young. A young man talks about being "wasted" and deciding to "go straight."
► A woman is terrified of dogs, and her husband takes her to a dog shelter and forces her to walk through and look at the dogs (she's skittish).
PROFANITY 6 - 12 F-words and its derivatives, 2 sexual references, 10 scatological terms, 4 anatomical terms, 5 mild obscenities, name-calling (jock, mean, ill-tempered, druggie), 7 religious profanities, 10 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]
SUBSTANCE USE - People are shown drinking wine in several scenes, people drink alcohol at a party, a husband and wife drink champagne, a man drinks wine and hands a woman a glass, people drink beer and smoke cigarettes in a bar, and a man and a woman drink champagne and she smokes a cigarette. A woman smokes a cigarette in a couple of scenes. A man talks about his son dying from a heroin overdose. A young man talks about being "wasted" and deciding to "go straight."
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Love, marriage, divorce, disappointment, homosexuality, betrayal, listening, illusions, curses, being observant, interracial relationships, logic, coincidence, standards, dreams, infidelity, death of a child, death of loved ones, bravery, heartbreak, happiness, drug overdose, choices, love at first sight.
MESSAGE - The unexpected things in our lives tend to be the most precious.