In No Small Affair, Charles Cummings (Jon Cryer) is a precocious, oddball teenager who spends all of his time with photography. His mother (Ann Wedgeworth) pursues an affair with a droll fellow (Jeffrey Tambor), and his brother (Peter Frechette) weds a voluptuous girl (Elisabeth Daily), but Charles seem oblivious to the birds and the bees until he comes upon the beautiful face of a young woman in one of his photos.
When he happens upon her again this time singing rock on a nightclub stage Charles surrenders to infatuation. He requests and gets a photo session with the 23-year-old Laura (Demi Moore), who is dejected about losing her job at the club. After a marvelous day together in San Francisco, Charles comes up with a smashing idea to resuscitate Laura's career: investing $6000 of his own savings, he has her photo placed on top of 175 taxicabs. The result: a thousand salacious phone calls and one from a record company representative who wants to hear her sing. Laura triumphs and treats Charles to guess what?
No Small Affair, photographed by the inimitable Vilmos Zsigmond and directed by Jerry Schatzberg, is a diverting romantic comedy which reveals a few new twists on the old chestnut of infatuation. Cryer is winning as Charles Cummings and Demi Moore sparkles as a chanteuse who helps the adolescent chirp his first love song.