Written and directed by Alan Cumming and Jennifer Jason Leigh, who also star as celebrity couple Joe (Cumming) and Sally (Leigh), this affectionate satire on Hollywood life centres around a party thrown by the couple to celebrate their sixth anniversary (and reunion after a year-long split). However, their newly re-kindled relationship is already starting to show cracks. Sally's career as an actress, once extremely successful, is slowing down, while Joe, a best-selling novelist, has just sold the film rights to his latest novel. But instead of offering the lead role to his wife, he has selected her arch-rival, beautiful young actress Skye Davidson (Gwyneth Paltrow), and moreover has invited Skye to the party. Other guests include Cal and Sylvia Gold, played by real-life married couple Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates.