Many loosely connected characters cross paths in this film, based on the stories of Raymond Carver. Waitress Doreen Piggot accidentally runs into a boy with her car. Soon after walking away, the child lapses into a coma. While at the hospital, the boy's grandfather tells his son, Howard, about his past affairs. Meanwhile, a baker starts harassing the family when they fail to pick up the boy's birthday cake.
- Year: 1993
- Country: United States of America
- Genre: Drama, Comedy
- Studio: Fine Line Features, Spelling Entertainment, Avenue Entertainment
- Keyword: suicide, helicopter, cheating, loss of loved one, fishing, jazz singer or musician, modern society, cellist, earthquake, los angeles, california, hit by a car, multiple storylines
- Director: Robert Altman
- Cast: Andie MacDowell, Bruce Davison, Jack Lemmon, Zane Cassidy, Julianne Moore, Matthew Modine