Matthew Broderick and Parker Posey starred on Broadway as Howard and Selma, just another urban, Jewish, almost generic white couple from Queens, until the mundane stresses of a leaky shower and a citation for littering overwhelm them and Howard takes to bed. His parents, mother-in-law and boss hysterically elevate his childish rebellion to Civil Disobedience worthy of Thoreau in this skewed comic version of an urban angst from veteran humorist Elaine May.
"The discomforting sourpuss humor that Ms. May is known for.-N.Y. Times
"May [does] ... what she does best turn contemporary neuroses into the stuff of high pitched drawing room, or in this case bed room, farce."" - Boston Globe