The Man on Her Mind
Nellie is a seemingly prim young woman who, much to our surprise, is conducting a clandestine affair with Jack, a super-suave, fast-talking lawyer. It doesnt matter that the pair seems mismatched because, as it turns out, Jack doesnt really exist; he is a figment of Nellies imagination–someone she dreamed up out of bits and pieces of Leonard, a somewhat bland man with whom she had a blind date months earlier. Meanwhile, we meet Leonard, and learn that he too has an imaginary lover, whom he has fashioned after the attractive attributes of Nellie. When the two characters come together again, they are forced to compare and contrast their ideal-but, sadly, nonexistent–partners, with their flesh and blood counterparts, in other words themselves.