They are as different as night and day. Max (James Spader), a 27-year old Jewish yuppie who works in advertising, and Nora (Susan Sarandon), a 43-year-old Catholic who works as a waitress at a White Castle greasy hamburger joint. She smokes like a chimney and is excessively sloppy, he doesn't smoke and is extremely neat. They fall immediately into lust. When alone together, everything runs smoothly, but when his mother, his friends and sister enter the picture, the relationship is strained. Con true love develop for the two people who are poles apart? With two less attractive and capable actors, the audience might not care, but everyone loves a happy ending and wish them all the best.