A grim family tragedy set in the aftermath of the sexual
revolution. Kevin Kline plays a philandering husband and father in 1973 Connecticut who trudges halfheartedly through an affair with his neighbor (Sigourney Weaver). Meanwhile, his daughter (Christina Ricci) begins exploring sex for herself with the neighbor’s two sons. With key parties and the Nixon scandal as his backdrop, director Ang Lee splinters the myth of the infallible nuclear family at a time when fallibility dripped from the White House on down.