Mickey knows about marriage. He knows it won't work if one partner is happy and the other miserable. No, a successful marriage requires both to be miserable!
Love is such sweet misery in the witty story of when basketball referee Mickey (Billy Crystal) met airline employee Ellen (Debra Winger). They fall head over croissants for each other in Paris, then reluctantly move on to pursue their careers, only to reunite passionately and make feverish domestic-bliss arrangements. Now the sticky part: making sure marriage doesn't cure their love.