Scuffling actor Matt Hobbs (Nick Nolte) finds himself in need of a steady paycheck when his unstable ex (Tracey Ullman) goes to jail and he's saddled with their 6-year-old (Whittni Wright). Signing on as chauffeur to an eccentric schlockmeister producer (Albert Brooks), he just might find romantic developments with the boss's assistant (Joely Richardson). James L. Brooks' winsome farce, conceived as a musical and revamped on the fly, co-stars Julie Kavner, Joely Fisher. 116 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.