Synopsis: Lisa (Reese Witherspoon) is a woman whose athletic ability
is the defining passion of her life, having been her focus since early
childhood. When she is cut from her team, everything she has ever known is
suddenly taken from her. Not knowing what to do, she stumbles toward regular
life. In this mode, she begins a fling with Matty (Owen Wilson), a major league
baseball pitcher, a self-centered ladies man—a narcissist with a code of honor.
George (Paul Rudd) is a straight-arrow businessman whose complicated
relationship with his father, Charles (Jack Nicholson), takes a turn when George
is accused of a financial crime, even though he's done nothing wrong. Though he
may be headed to jail, George's honesty, integrity, and unceasing optimism may
be his only path to keeping his sanity.
Before Lisa's relationship with Matty takes root, she meets George for a first
date on the worst evening of each of their lives: she has just been cut, and he
has just been served. When everything else seems to be falling apart, they will
discover what it means to have something wonderful happen.
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd, Kathryn Hahn, Jack
Nicholson; Director: James L. Brook