Woody Allen's study of marriage and relationships has a documentary feel to it due to the use of a hand-held camera. When fortysomethings Gabe and Judy Roth's (Allen and Mia Farrow) best friends Jack and Sally (Sydney Pollack and Judy Davis) decide to separate Gabe and Judy begin to look at their own marriage. The couple embark on flirtations with other people; Gabe with one of his students (Juliette Lewis) and Judy develops a crush on Sally's new man (Liam Neeson). But they are never truly unfaithful to each other. The film opened just after the real-life scandal involving Allen, Farrow and their adopted daughter.