Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening play an unhappily married couple. She's having an affair with her professional rival, while he develops an unhealthy obsession with his teenage daughter's best friend Mena Suvari. Thora Birch plays the daughter, Jane, who has problems of her own. She goes to the window and removes her blouse, followed by her bra. Birch was only seventeen when this scene was filmed. In order to do cinematic nudity at that young age, the production had to receive formal permission from her parents.