|Julianne Moore||Cathy Whitaker|
|Dennis Quaid||Frank Whitaker|
|Dennis Haysbert||Raymond Deagan|
|Patricia Clarkson||Eleanor Fine|
|James Rebhorn||Dr. Bowman|
|Celia Weston||Mona Lauder|
The story - which crosses both sexual and racial lines - revolves around a privileged suburban family whose lives are filled with daily family etiquette, social events at the club, and an overall desire to keep up with the Joneses. The family is turned upside down when both husband and wife are faced with choices that not only create a gossip mill for the entire community but also change their entire lives forever.