Lauren (Shelley Long) is refinement, regimentation and ballet slippers. Sandy (Bette Midler) is brassy, bossy and stiletto heels. They meet and it's hate at first sight. But these two opposites are shocked to discover a common bond: they share the same boyfriend - a handsome schoolteacher (Peter Coyote) who mysteriously and conveniently disappears. Mr. Right wronged them...and when they decide to track the scoundrel down, they're thrown together in a cross-country pursuit for better or worse...mostly for worse.