Harry Sanborn is a wealthy New York music mogul who has had a 40-year habit of dating women under 30, including his latest conquest, Marin Klein.
The two drive to her mother's Hamptons beach house expecting to be alone, but are surprised by Marin's mother, successful playwright Erica Barry, who is there with her sister Zoe.
This has inspired scoldings from the filmcrit police ("This is Jack playing 'Jack'," says Variety), but who would you rather have playing him?
Nicholson's quasi-autobiographical role is one of the pleasures of the film.
After studying with Uta Hagen at Columbia University, Peet began her career in television commercials, and progressed to small roles on television, before making her film debut in 1995.She has also appeared in the 1999 drama series Jack & Jill, the 2006 drama series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and the 2015 comedy-drama series Togetherness.Peet's maternal great-grandfathers were Samuel Levy, a lawyer, businessman, and public official, who served as Manhattan Borough President, and Samuel Roxy Rothafel, a theatrical impresario and entrepreneur.She attended and graduated from Columbia University with a degree in American history.In college, she auditioned for acting with teacher Uta Hagen and decided to become an actress after taking Hagen's class.