A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him.
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam vet attempts to discover his past while suffering from a severe case of disassociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusion, and perception of death.
British Consulate investigator Det. Stephen Wilson, a.k.a. the Eye, comes across a disturbed lady serial-killer while on an otherwise mundane assignment. Already a bit psychologically fragile from his wife's abrupt removal of herself and their daughter from his life (with the lingering memory of his daughter haunting him like a manifest ghost), his psychosis as a displaced dad dovetails with the femme fatale's psychosis as an abandoned daughter (crying "Merry Christmas, Daddy" over her expired victims). A bond forms, or, rather, an obsession, as the Eye abandons his job to secretively stalk this mysterious woman full-time as she visits many major U.S. cities under various names, leaving numerous victims. Written by
Here in America, for those in other countries, Enertainment Weekly said only fans of Judd and McGregor would like this movie. This is probably true because on the surface it is a bad film.
However the director's commentary shed light on the production of this essentially independent film. I have much respect for this film based solely on the fact that it was made on a shoe string budget. It is a real triumpth for independent filmmakers like myself that films like this, monster, and garden state can make great films on small budgets or after a hard time finding funding like this film.
Ashley Judd is very sexy to start with, but in this film there is something hot about her changing her appearance to avoid detection from Mcgregor's British intelligence agent. Ashley as a blond, Ashley as a red head, Ashley with her naturally brown hair, and hot in any disguise. Judd has the ability to shine in the smallest film roles, this film is an overlooked great indie film.
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