The Kittredge's talk to their friends and find out that they all encountered Paul as well but were afraid to say something because they were embarrassed. They also loan him money but in the morning they find him with another man and they kick everyone out.
Bacon has become an icon for the concept of interconnectedness (as in social networks), having been popularized by the game "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon".
The main focus of the film deals with how this young man made these characters take a good hard look at themselves and the relationship they have with each other and their children.
The films title refers to the fact that we all know everyone by six people or degrees.
New Yorkers Ouisa and Flan Kittredge are upper class private art dealers, pretentious but compassionate.
Their prized possession is a double sided Kandinsky, one side that represents control, the other side chaos.