It starts out innocently enough. Paul (Griffin Dunne) sits alone at a coffee shop reading Tropic of Cancer when he meets Marcy, a fellow Miller fan (played perfectly by Rosanna Arquette). “I love that book” she says with a half smile and recites a few lines from memory. A little small talk, and somehow, even with Paul’s lack of game he gets her number. After returning to his apartment, Paul breaks one of the cardinal rules of dating: Wait to call. Yet the call is only the beginning of a looonng (and entertaining) night of missteps and strange coincidences.