Freddie (Danny Nucci) is an aspiring actor who is trying to live on his own away from his traditional Italian parents. Warren (Jason Bateman) is a gay guy who has just gotten dumped by his live-in roommate. The two become roommates and deal with the shenanigans of living together.
Rounding out the cast are Freddie's parents, Freddie's friend Pimo, Warren's friend Vern and Meryl, Warren's sister and the building's super.
Provides examples of:
- Animals Hate Him: While Pimo is deathly allergic to dogs, Vern has the unfortunate knack of having even the smallest dog possible viciously attack him, no matter how friendly.
- Camp Gay: Vern
- Formerly Fat: Vern
- Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: Freddie feels the need to stress this with Warren.
- Hollywood Dateless: Vern, only having had sex with 9 people, 8 if you don't count a lifeguard.
- Mistaken for Gay: Freddie on a couple occasions, once by her parents, and one time by Vern.
- Odd Couple: Warren/Freddie
- Roommate Com:
- Sassy Black Woman: Champagne, the lounge singer who performed at Joseph and Connie's engagement, and 25 years later, at their anniversary party.
- Straight Gay: Warren
- Token Minority: Vern, being the only Asian in the cast.