by Alex Shishin
Mel, a Long Island high school teacher, envies Philip, an adjunct language college teacher, because his Japanese wife, Chiharu is beautiful. Mel deserts his “fat” wife, Janice, and their children for a language-teaching job in Japan. Janice joins a gym to regain her youthful body. To make Mel, her first love, jealous and bring him home she has affairs.