An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.
Release Year: 2012
Rating: 5.8/10 (436 voted)
Stars: Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Jason Lee
Abigail Clayton lives alone. Very alone. In fact, the attractive heiress has not left her Manhattan loft apartment for almost two decades. The famous daughter of a wealthy industrialist, Abigail disappeared from the prying eyes of the press and the intrusiveness of her family on her 18th birthday, the day she received her massive inheritance. During years of self-imposed isolation, Abigail has had contact with only two people-her building's Concierge, Klandermann, with whom she communicates via notes-and Dr. Raymond Fontaine, a longtime family friend and her sole confidant for most of her life. When the death of her elderly neighbor prompts NYPD Homicide Detective Frank Giardello to launch an investigation, the agoraphobic Abigail is distressed to find him outside her door, asking to question her. Having tried to acquire the dead woman's now vacant apartment to ensure her privacy...
Writers: George Gallo, Kevin Pollak
Detective Frank Giardello
Dr. Raymond Fontaine
Detective Jerry Eaans
Robert Della Cerra
(as Leon Ganter)
NY Business Woman
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Release Date: 3 Jan 2012
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
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Giovanni Ribisi and Kevin Pollak were previously in George Gallo's earlier movie
It's OK in a way, I suppose
Considering the initially negative but not very eloquent comments about
this movie but the promising trailer, I figured I might be in for a
Unfortunately, that was not really the case. And I would usually not
review a movie like this because it is neither something I would
recommend, nor something I would recommend to stay away from.
Yes, the premise is nothing new (but how many movies each year does one
see where that is really the case?) and the acting is cringe-worthy in
a lot of places (I especially could not believe the performance in some
of Selma Blair's and Amy Smart's scenes - both of whom I found great in
virtually every movie I've seen them in) but still, I think it is a
nice little story.
I find it ironic how people reviewing this call various elements stupid
while at the same time lacking the ability to comprehend Selma Blair's
character. Especially considering that it is really very simple from a
logical point of view. I don't see a point writing a review that
contains spoilers, so I won't say anything more about this. But as
always, a little empathy goes a long way and will make the viewer
realize the motivations for certain things happening. Although I will
not deny that some of them seem odd, rushed, out of character at first
glance, many of these can be explained if given just a bit of thought.
Overall, I would say that it is a mildly amusing but pretty forgettable
movie that is probably best experienced when not paying full attention