The plot of this movie is simple and doesn't take a lot of turns. That's unnecessary because the 'story' isn't the point of this movie. It is a different animal. It's emotional and psychologically layered. You are constantly thinking about the consequences of your choices. The age difference is a prominent question . The Mom's being lifelong friends have a bond that is PARTLY due to being the same age...they've had shared experiences over time and that is one of the strongest relationships. I love their best friend relationship. The only time the age difference disturbed me was the scene showing the Mom's with the boys when they were preteens and the women, clearly grown. Of course there was no sexual relationship at that point but you know it's coming so that scene grossed me out. What is unlikely about the film is NOT that women would be interested in younger men, but instead that they would be interested in THESE particular younger men....men they had known since they were a baby; men they probably helped raise to a degree. I think psychologically for most women, there wouldn't be that desire. In real life those young men would be a bit like family so there wouldn't be sexual feelings. So your mind wanders to all kinds of questions...did they not see one another but rarely? Would that make it more psychologically plausible? I like a film that makes you think but if you don't want to pick apart a movie psychologically, and merely be entertained, then this isn't the film for you. I am also not comfortable with graphic simulated sex scenes. To me it is voyeuristic and unnecessary. Seems like a low, cheap opportunistic move to make movie money. If you feel the same, probably also not a film for you. As a Christian, I think stories such as this, in movies and in real life, proves that sex outside of marriage can open a real can of worms. I couldn't help but think of all the deep, deep pain these women suffered as a result of falling to temptation and indulging in secret pleasures. It also made me think of how different personality types handle such relationships differently. Ian, could handle it. He seemed very capable of knowing what he wanted very young, feeling it deeply, and committing to it. They discounted his ability to do this due to his age. He only was in the other relationship because he was not given the option of continuing the one he truly wanted. He was right to a degree when he told Roz she had caused the complications and destructions. I went crazy trying to figure out why Roz, in trying to force the right behaviors, almost destroyed them all. I guess she was trying to close the barn door after the horse was already out. But the other young man, Tom, was a much more complicated, inevitable to at least be on a roller coaster. Did he only start the relationship out of revenge?. Did it continue due to youthful hormones only? He didn't seem to know himself as well as Ian and was far more prone to a wandering eye. Yet he could never be free either from his May-December romance. How could such a simple movie, be so complicated, but it is. I'm going to be thinking about this one for a long time. I loved the ending even though many reviews thought it 'resolved nothing'. I think it was clear they were all back together involved in a situation they both could not free themselves and yet doomed when you try to figure out this can end well. Still you oddly find yourself glad they are together none the less. Are these young men willing to stand by these women as they age? Go through menopause? if they develop osteoporosis or get forgetful? If not, did they ruin the ladies opportunities to be with men who would be with them in the bad times as well as the good? Would they always have to be in hiding or be social outcasts? Would their inevitable ex-wives out them? So many questions!!!