Watch out for those airport hotel bars--they're trouble every time. Just ask successful businesswoman Stockard Channing, who downs more than a few while celebrating her recent promotion to CEO. Between drinks and trips to the pool, she bonds with young new assistant Julia Stiles, who Channing had threatened to fire earlier for botching a corporate presentation.
As this downbeat indie's liquor-drenched evening wears on, Stiles and Channing become locked in a battle of power and wits, even going all Thelma and Louise on headhunter Fred Weller. Patrick Stettner's script is smarter than a three-piece suit, and Stiles contributes a cool, crafty performance. But it's hard to hold a candle to Channing's high-wattage turn. Her complex portrayal of a corporate climber suddenly questioning her life is her best work since Six Degrees of Separation. And that's the best reason to make this Business your business.