Dan (Kevin Bacon) and Lorie (Elizabeth Perkins) develop a personal relationship while writing a Column featuring opposing opinions on local issues. The film follows their affair from the first date, as seen through Dan's eyes and then again through Lorie's, as if sitting through it once wasn't tedious enough. They have a problem common to many modern couples. Lorie wants marriage and Dan doesn't, he's so afraid of commitment, he can only tell Lorie he loves her while he thinks she's asleep at 4 o'lock in the morning.
Elizabeth Perkins, so good in Big, mugs and rolls, her eyes so much she looks as if she's doing Groucho Marx impressions and Kevin Bacon is too old to be playing cutesy.
There are two directors on this film. Kevin Kwapis directed Dan's story and Marisa Silver directed Lorie's. That's where the problem is; the editing never connects the two portions. It's like watching separate, rambling stories that continue for so long, you no longer care if Dan commits to Lorie or not.
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