Parallel stories are woven together by an all-star cast in interlocking stories about finding love in Los Angeles. The film’s theme is spoken by young club-hopper Joan (Angelina Jolie). Taken by the mysterious Keenan (Ryan Phillippe), she tells him that “talking about love” is like “dancing about architecture”, meaning speech is not the medium to adequately express the details of love. They all try, anyway. Others up for the dance include a TV cooking- show hostess and her husband who still fight over his one brief infidelity 25 years earlier; two lovers who discuss their unhappy marriages; and a theater director and her architect, Mr. Right.