In the Land of Women
Carter Webb, a screenwriter from Los Angeles, faces an unexpected turn in his life. He’s a smart guy, very romantic and funny. In the beginning of the story Carter is dumped by his beautiful, movie-star girlfriend, and it sends him into a tailspin. He decides to go to Michigan for a little while and take care of his sick grandmother and take stock of his life and get his bearings. He meets a mother and her daughters, and his life will never be the same.
Carter Webb has the ability to listen well and to dish out sound advice. This endears him to a mother and daughter he meets when he moves north to Michigan from Los Angeles to live for a time with his grandmother, following a break-up from his girlfriend Sofia (Elena Anaya).
This story includes some real-life situations such as Sarah Hardwicke (Meg Ryan) battling breast cancer, and the awkward desire of her daughter to let a young man know she likes him. However, despite these dramatic moments, the film is also tainted with strong language and a brief encounter between a married woman and a single man, as well as a party made up of under-age teens.