Max Baron (James Spader) is a 27-year-old high flying advertising executive
still recovering from the death of his wife. One night he is in a bar when he
meets Nora Baker (Susan Sarandon) a 43-year-old waitress with a fixation on
Marilyn Monroe. The couple gradually fall in love, though age and social
differences mean that the path of true love is strewn with problems.