A young girl (Jessica Bohl) enters a sleazy hotel, and meets an older man
that she obviously knows. She goes into a bathroom, and changes into a Catholic
schoolgirl uniform. We learn that the man is her neighbor. When his wife left
him, he discovered Jessica's secret day job, and booked an appointment with
her. It is revealed that when she is not acting the role of fantasy schoolgirl
for money, she actually is a schoolgirl.
I will go no further, as I highly recommend this film, and do not want to
spoil anything for you. This DVD will be released on February 27 and Tuna
says, order it now. I am not normally interested in talky films, and 95% of
the film takes place in this one hotel room, but the talk was interesting in
this film, the performances were spot-on, and the director stayed focused on
what was important- the two characters. The strongest element of the
film, however, is the ending. Even had the film not been strong until that
point, the finale would have made it worthwhile.
You Are Alone (2005) was directed by Gorman Bechard, who created that cult
masterpiece Psychos in Love early in his career. He has now returned to
low-budget indie filmmaking in order to regain artistic control of his own
films after a personally unsatisfying experience in Hollywood on The Kiss.
This is a very different film from Psychos in Love, but there are some
similarities as well. Whereas Psychos was shot during weekends on 16 mm film,
You Are Alone was done on a normal schedule but with few locations and a tiny
cast using digital video. Bechard filmed most of the time with two cameras.
The A camera was meant to carry the bulk of the film, and the second camera
was meant as insurance, but was used much more intimately, and ended up
providing much of the final film.
If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to
explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by
our definition, a
C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs
and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a: