"Hilarious! Tremendous! Magic!" -Rolling Stone
"The ultimate movie about the New York cult of class" (Glamour), this "rich and challenging cinematic treat" (Playboy) is both a laugh-out-loud comedy and a biting social commentary about the separation between the 'haves' and the 'have-nots.' Will Smith gives a "mightily impressive debut," Donald Sutherland "is perfection" and Oscar-nominated Stockard Channing "moves from brilliance to somewhere above and beyond brilliance" (CBS-TV) in a story that's all the more amazing...because it's true!
Posing as the son of Sidney Poitier, "Paul" (Smith) deftly penetrates the world of art-dealing urbanites Ouisa and Flan Kittredge (Channing and Sutherland). But as Paul's web of dropped names and near fame begins to unravel, he provides his hosts with much more than just the ultimate cocktail unravel, he provides his hosts with much more than just the ultimate cocktail party anecdote - he sets in motion a series of events that will alter the course of their lives forever.