- Time: 79 min
- Genre: Comedy | Drama
- Director: Roman Polanski
- Cast: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly
The investment broker Nancy Cowan and her husband Alan Cowan visit the aspirant writer Penelope Longstreet and her husband, the salesman Michael Longstreet in Brooklyn, New York, to amicably discuss the incident between their eleven year-old sons. Zachary Cowan hit his classmate Ethan Longstreet on the face with a bat in a Brooklyn Park and the injured Ethan will probably miss two teeth. Nancy is a stressed woman; Alan is an annoying workaholic that is more interested in taking work calls using his new cell phone; Penelope is researching Africa and was the mentor of the meeting, based on her idealistic sense of justice; and Michael tries to accommodate the situation. Along the discussion, they eat a cake and drink whiskey, and change their civilized behavior, revealing their real feelings about the situation in a clash of egos and war of the sexes.