1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.) : anamorphic, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Director of photography, Terry Stacey ; editor, Robert Frazen ; music, Rickie Lee Jones ; costume designer, Michael Wilkinson ; production designer, Amy B. Ancona.
Jennifer Aniston, Frances McDormand, Joan Cusack, Catherine Keener, Jason Isaacs, Scott Caan, Simon McBurney, Greg Germann.
Establishes a diverse and dynamic range of relationships among long-time girlfriends, their spouses, and the way in which money (or lack of it) affects them all. The have-not of the group is Olivia. She is a teacher-turned pot-smoking housecleaner in the upscale neighborhoods of West Los Angeles. She's drifting on a sea of uncertainty, while her friends Franny, Christine, and Jane cope with the relatively enviable problems of wealthy discontentment. All four women have personal crises to resolve. Olivia tries to juggle the affections of a likable louse and a lonely slob who is secretly rich. Humor and melancholy are intertwined as these women go about their daily routines, attending benefits, chatting over meals, and doting over Olivia in their closed circle of friendships.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) and full screen (1.33:1) presentations; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DSS.
English or dubbed French dialogue, English or French subtitles; closed-captioned.