At a fashionable country home a dinner party comically goes to pieces. A publisher and his wife have invited a young novelist. The publisher's purpose is to get the novelist's new book as his firm badly needs a best seller. But everything goes wrong. The publisher's mother, an amusing but difficult woman, has arrived unexpectedly. Enter, also uninvited, a sophisticated mystery writer who may have had an affair with the publisher's wife. The novelist proves more difficult than reputed and has in tow the girl he's currently living with and with whom he's been fighting all day. No food and much booze makes for a hilarious brew and an evening turned to shambles with cross currents of revelations and accusations.
"It's a honey ... a polite comedy gone mad." - Washington Post