Jake is a writer. He is married to Maggie, but his marriage is in trouble. He cannot stop thinking about other women in his life, characters he invents conversations with. He is constantly talking to: his deceased wife Julie, his daughter Molly, his sister Karen, and his psychiatrist Edith. All he does is have imaginary conversations with real people that are at the moment out of his life. Maggie cannot stand his mind wandering off all the time and decides to separate for six months and at the end of six months they will decide whether or not to remain together. Jake has a few girl friends, but spends the six months, while waiting for Maggie, only talking to these imaginary people, and a few times to real people. Written by
Rosemea D.S. MacPherson
Did You Know?
The film's source "Jake's Women" play by Neil Simon
featured only one male part (Jake) with seven female characters. The film version has more male parts but only in very minor roles. See more
Oh, Lady Be Good
Written by Ira Gershwin
and George Gershwin See more