Chris is a new tennis pro at a country club. His claim to fame is that he once played Andre Agassi. One of his students is a wealthy man about his age, who takes an immediate liking to Chris, especially when he finds Chris is fond of opera. He invites Chris to the opera to share his family's box. At the opera, the man's sister (Cloe) takes and immediate liking to Chris. Pretty soon they are dating. Chris seems to be real happy and since Cloe's family likes Chris too, Cloe's father offers Chris a high level job in one of his companies. This seems to be the rags to riches story until he meets his friend's fiancée Nola (Scarlett Johannsen) and immediately is overpowered by her looks. The four periodically double date and Chris and Nola seem to flirt with each other when they can.
His infatuation with Nola seems pretty evident when he shows his immediate disappointment when Cloe turns down a double date. Chris hems and haws but finally convinces Cloe to accept the date. His night gets ruined though because Nola fails to show up due to a headache.
One day on the parents estate, Chris and Cloe get entangled in a secret tryst. With that behind them, Chris is due to be married to Cloe and seems to be doing quite well as an executive in her father's company. Nola and her fiancée break up and Chris cannot go on with enjoying what he has. Instead he tries to track down Nola who has left the country.
Chris and Cloe get married and they immediately start trying to have a baby. It becomes an obsession for Cloe who wants three. One day while wandering an art gallery with Cloe, Chris espies Nola walking. She apparently has returned. Chris decides to take the plunge that will only lead to ruin to his seemingly "perfect" life and pursues Nola.
I liked this movie from start to finish. It is well acted and directed and it shows that no matter how much somebody gets they still want more. Not knowing when enough is enough can only lead to ruin. I am surprised that this movie was not bigger when it was in the theater.
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