Paul and Jamie Buchman are young urban newlyweds who try to sustain their marital bliss while sidestepping the hurdles of love in the '90s. When their planned evening alone turns into an impromptu dinner party, Paul and Jamie prove to be very resourceful.
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Paul nervously anticipates an impromptu reunion with an old college flame and nobly invites a curious Jamie to accompany him and Selby. But he can't help competing with Selby for his ex-girlfriend's attention.
An apartment-bound Paul and Jamie want to make the most of their Sunday in Manhattan and finally agree to a strict precise agenda. But their best-laid plans are waylaid by wailing relatives, well-intentioned friends and street-clogging parades.
A pouting Paul reluctantly agrees to give up his Saturday to shop for a sofa with Jamie. But their sofa safari hits two snags when Paul objects to Jamie's choice of a "love seat" and when he learns that his good buddy Dr. Mark Devanow was Jamie's gynecologist.
Paul and Jamie both anxiously await the results of professional projects that could further their respective careers: For him, it's a TV documentary he directed, for her, it's a ludicrous public relations proposal.
Paul feels like the odd man out when Jamie's exceedingly picky parents come to visit. And while her handy dad shows mechanically challenged Paul how to remove a hair clog from the plumbing, Jamie shudders every time her parents question her choices.
Jamie persuades Paul to face an old film school rival, Howie, who blames Paul for derailing his film career and forcing him to become a subway token-taker. After an unpleasant reunion at the subway station, Howie stomps outs, leaving a guilt-ridden Paul.
Paul and Jamie hire a Russian maid to clean their cluttered apartment, but Paul's nagging guilt compels him to get in the way -- and he finds himself in trouble when she misinterprets his kindness as flirtation.
A reluctant Paul finally accepts Jamie's dare to give up the rent-controlled lease to his old bachelor apartment and sever all connections to the past. But Jamie doesn't know about Paul's edgy tenant -- a strange gawky man named Kramer.
Paul and Jamie's first encounter with their new neighbors is a disaster.
Paul and Jamie get on the wrong track en route to a holiday disaster when they cram aboard a train to visit her parents for their first Thanksgiving together. Their good cheer is derailed when their crowded car is also boarded by their feuding neighbors.
When Jamie lands a huge account to promote New York tourism, she eagerly hires Paul to direct the filming of a TV commercial. But when the tourism director disagrees with Paul's artistic vision for the spot, Jamie is caught in the middle.
In a flashback from three years earlier, bachelor Paul accidentally bumps into attractive stranger Jamie and uses her misplaced dry cleaning ticket to track her down at her office Christmas party to ask her out for their first date.
Paul and Jamie miss out on a friend's important Valentine's Day party when they accidentally lock themselves in their bathroom. They vainly try ramming the door, dropping S.O.S. notes out the window and yelling for their lazy dog, but they finally resign.
Paul and Jamie are overdressed and overstressed when they attend a friend's wedding, where Paul blurts out an embarrassing revelation about the blushing bride. But later, a contrite Jamie confesses some secrets of her own.
During a long weekend, stressed-out Paul and workaholic Jamie escape the city and try to unwind in a rustic country inn, but the clean air, beautiful scenery and quiet nights nearly drive the New Yorkers stir crazy. Their condition is only made worse by the knowledge that neurotic Lisa is minding their apartment.
A protective Jamie shares her doubts with Paul when her neurotic sister Lisa gleefully decides to move in with her too-perfect English boyfriend after a week of courtship.
Paul is flattered when an eccentric billionaire offers him a ton of money to produce a documentary film about his life. Assisted by Steven, his keenly observant film editor, Paul, traipses after his loony subject and amasses miles of film.
Paul is mortified when his star struck father calls out to talk show host Regis Philbin across a crowded theater, but his embarrassment mushrooms when an amused Regis asks the chatty old man to appear on his talk show.
Paul nearly drools with excitement when Jamie invites him to dinner with her client Diane Caldwell (Barbara Feldon), a sexy TV spy/heroine from the 1960s who inspired his adolescent fantasies.
Paul makes intricate plans to celebrate his and Jamie's first wedding anniversary, but the event hits the skids when Jamie worries about inviting their feuding friends Fran and Mark, who have recently separated.
Paul becomes insanely jealous when Jamie hires her handsome ex-boyfriend to paint their apartment. Paul's suspicions are further aroused when he rushes home and hears telltale voices from his bedroom.