The main novelty of this comedy set in Oakland and Berkeley, California, is that it was scripted by three women (Holly Goldberg Sloan, Marcia Brandwynne, and Nadine Schiff). A black, independent widow (Whoopi Goldberg) conceives a child with the help of a sperm bank, and when her daughter (Nia Long) decides to find her father 18 years later, he turns out to be a foolish white used-car salesman (Ted Danson). Richard Benjamin directed and Will Smith costars.