There are at least 13 reasons to catch this One Thing, which interweaves a handful of stories about luck, karma and the pursuit of happiness. Pissed-at-the-world businessman Alan Arkin takes revenge on an underling who has the audacity to be happy. Cocky attorney Matthew McConaughey is consumed with guilt after making a baaaad mistake.
Unhappy Amy Irving discovers hubby John Turturro having an affair. And hoping for her own affair of the heart, cleaning woman Clea DuVall loses all faith in happiness following a hit-and-run car accident. The seemingly disparate tales crisscross each other and fold back in time. But director Jill Sprecher (who cowrote the smart script with sis Karen Sprecher) keeps the Conversations on track, balancing poignancy and humor with all the depressing stuff.