Wiley Boon (Don Johnson) and Sam Manners (Jeff Daniels) have been good friends since boyhood. In fact Sam spends most of his time with Wiley, his wife Sandy (Susan Sarandon) and their three children--one big happy family for 15 years since high school. Except now Wiley isn't happy anymore. Wiley has lived in the same Vermont town all his life, been the most popular guy, even got to marry his high school sweetheart. But now the walls are beginning to close in. And Sam has always been on the outside looking in, until Adie Nims (Elizabeth Perkins) moves to town. Now Sam is spending less time with Wiley's family as he entertains the thought of having his own. Falling in love is the easy part; making it last, that is the challenge as two couples share the bitter and sweet bonds of romance, marriage and friendship.