In this bittersweet slice of working class single New Jersey life, best friends Debby and Beth (both pushing thirty) go looking for love in the wrong place - namely their favorite bar, Oliver's. Rugged contractor Rick eyes Beth but ends up going home with the more assertive Debby. Beth's style is further cramped by the responsibilities of single motherhood. As Debby tries to parlay what was essentially a casual fling into possible marriage with an indifferent Rick, her mother Virginia wonders if her affair with widower Nick is the real thing. Rounding out the romantic possibilities is Bobby, the bartender who flirts with Beth. The women clash as plans go awry, tragedy strikes, and hearts get broken. In the end, Debby, Beth, and Virginia find, if not the relationships of their dreams, peace with each other and within themselves.
In the 80's, they said love was a battlefield...they were right.
Did You Know?
The scene in Rick (Justin Chambers
)'s house - where Debby (Uma Thurman
) offers to make breakfast had to be shot that way because the house actually had no kitchen. It had been gutted for renovation prior to being selected as a location for the film. The filmmakers contemplated building a fake kitchen, but the homeowner refused. See more
The movie is set in 1987, but there are many late-90's model vehicles. See more
Play anything by Zeppelin, you can't go wrong.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.196
What You Need
Written by Andrew Farriss
and Michael Hutchence
Performed by INXS See more