In the it-came-from-Sundance comedy "The Oranges," an affair tears apart two knit-together New Jersey families.
The affair is certainly scandalous. Some might also find it utterly preposterous. I sure did, and as a result, felt the movie labored under credibility problems beyond the reach of its top-notch cast.
Hugh Laurie and Catherine Keener are David and Paige Walling, long-marrieds in a powerful (though unexplained) lull - he's been spending a lot of nights on the couch lately.
Their BFFs across the street are the Ostroffs (Oliver Platt and Allison Janney) - the men jog together every morning, the women plot elaborate holidays together, and since one family is Christian and one Jewish, this collaboration occupies the entire calender year.