Cast: Baker David Aaron; Borowitz Andy; Boston David; Brolin Josh; Buntzen Rob; Carell Steve; Ecklund James; Edelson Kenneth; Ejiofor Chiwetel; Farina Michael J.; Ferrell Will; Harder Alex; Holmes Richard; Jiang Yi-wen; Li Honggang; Li Weigang; Miller Jonny Lee; Nauffts Geoffrey; Orth Zak; Pepe Neil; Pine Larry; Rose Quincy; Servitto Matt; Shawn Wallace; Sunjata Daniel; Tzavaras Nick; Adler Lauren; Almindo Michalina; Bareikis Arija; Durning Michelle; Harlow Shalom; Kirk Christina; Kreisler Katie; Lloyd Sabrina; Lovell Jacqueline; Mitchell Radha; Peet Amanda; Pridham Alyssa; Roth Haberle Stephanie; Sevigny Chloл; Shaw Vinessa; Silverlieb Natalie; Smith Brooke; Aronson Letty; Joffe Charles H.; Robin Helen; Rollins Jack; Tenenbaum Stephen; Allen Woody; Zsigmond Vilmos; Ruskin Judy L.; Lepselter Alisa; Allentuch Sarah; Bailey Abby; Barbosa Daniela; Conroy Greg; Dart Leslee; de la O. Edgar; Dickersin Ged; Driver Leo; Ershow Tracy; Feldman James; Garabal Eduardo; Gilbaud Steve; Harker Michael J.; Henry Janet; Insegno Pino; James Joe; Kordish Scott; Lamia Brian; Leon Adam; Lorino Jr. Pietro; Lowe Daniel; Manganelli Derek J.; McKinney Gil; Mullen Christie; Pandolfino Justin; Putnam Christine; Sepulveda William; Spady John; Stamos Eugene; Tenenbaum Irwin; Trachtman Amy R.; Turnquest Jr. Carl; Violante Joe; Waldron Sheila; Wrolstad Eric; Loquasto Santo
Taglines: One love story. Two versions. Seriously funny.
Life can be a comedy or a tragedy, it all depends on how you look at it.
Storyline: Over a meal in a French restaurant, Sy poses a conundrum to his fellow diners: Is the essence of life comic or tragic? For the sake of argument, he tells a story, which the others then embellish to illustrate their takes on life. The story starts as follows: A young Manhattan couple, Park Avenue princess Laurel and tippling actor Lee, throw a dinner party to impress Lee’s would-be producer when their long-lost friend Melinda appears at their front door, bedraggled and woebegone. In the tragic version of what happens next, the beautiful intruder is a disturbed woman who got bored with her Midwestern doctor-husband and dumped him for a photographer. Her husband took the children away and she spiraled into a suicidal depression that landed her straight-jacketed in a mental ward. In the comic version, Melinda is childless and a downstairs neighbor to the dinner hosts, who are ambitious Indy filmmaker Susan and under-employed actor Hobie. Back and forth the stories go, contrasting the destinies of the two Melindas.