Businessman Martin Meadows (Ray Liotta) returns to his suburban home and confronts his wife Emily (Andie MacDowell) whose drinking is beginning to threaten their children's safety. A Domestic Dilemma, based on the story by Carson McCullers, is a hard-edged portrayal of one couple's struggle with alcoholism. In the second tale, up and coming boxer Eddie Megeffin (Matt Dillon) is pressured by his beautiful young wife, Arlene (Kyra Sedgwick) to accept a big payday bout with a championship contender. Although he's not ready, Eddie is eager to please Arlene - who has been all but forgotten due to his rigorous training schedule. Will Eddie's sacrifices pay off? Or will Arlene simply return to Kansas City. Henry (Scott Glenn), a writer, befriends Mara (Juliette Binoche), a prostitute. Struck by her mysterious charm and beauty, he invites her to dinner and the two are passionately drawn together. Henry offers the kindness Mara has never known but is it too threatening to her pained existence? Mara, written by Henry Miller, is the touching tale of two lovers whose entire relationship is limited to a single night.