Yet, they’re unhappy. They want their jobs to be more satisfying; their relationships too. They don’t seem to care—or even notice—what’s going on in the rest of the world. Except for the chic homes part, you might call it the “Seinfeld” school of dramaturgy.
Like most modern couples they come into their relationship with baggage, including various troublesome friends and relatives, among whom are a distant father (hers), an agoraphobic mother (his), a wacky best friend (hers) and a wisecracking uncle (his).
Heisler seems not to have gotten the memo about the change and she keeps the spotlight on the neurotic Helena, turning her into a person you simultaneously laugh at and care about.