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Plan B

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At the early midlife crossroads are five friends living small in Los Angeles, city of dreams: an unpublished novelist, an infertile couple, an aspiring actor, and a single career woman. Friendship pulls them through, but it’s the grace of compromise that gives briefly released comedy Plan B its poignant edge. The opening party scene may be as awkward as a blind date, but then some engaging performances take shape — Cryer’s wannabe serial-killer novelist is low-key comedy at its best. B