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  (in credits order)

Jade Henham ... Lilly

Sam Bottoms ... Gene

Robert Glen Keith ... Luke

Essence Atkins ... Andrea

Edward Lee Johnson ... Mick
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hedia Anvar ... The Hot Girl
Susan Barnes ... Helen

Jack Forbes ... Man in elevator
Marie-Claude Hamel ... Nicole

Will Klipstine ... Valet
Kyra Schwartz ... Receptionist

Trevor Wright ... Beggar (uncredited)

Directed by
Jake Torem 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jade Henham 
Jake Torem 

Produced by
Nelson Bartolome .... producer
Laszlo Bene .... line producer
Angel Bontigao .... associate producer
Chris Dobbs .... producer
Jade Henham .... co-producer
Edward Lee Johnson .... co-producer
Darin Kuhlmann .... producer
Jake Torem .... producer
Tod Ciaciuch .... line producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Stefan Schulzki 
Cinematography by
Glen Ade Brown 
Film Editing by
Shannon Mitchell 
Casting by
Akua Campanella 
Patrick Cunningham  (as Patrick S. Cunningham)
Production Design by
Margaret M. Miles 
Art Direction by
Hedia Anvar 
Set Decoration by
Laura Diamond 
Costume Design by
Elaine Montalvo 
Makeup Department
Leigh Ann Cho .... key hair stylist
Leigh Ann Cho .... key makeup artist
Tatiana Thorpe .... assistant hair stylist
Tatiana Thorpe .... assistant makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thomas O. Hobbs .... second second assistant director
Igor Kovacevich .... first assistant director
Jolyean Reese .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Greg Cosh .... sound mixer
Gerard Vernice .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Meyer .... gaffer
Chephren Rasika .... key grip
Darryl Rue .... key grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cesar Magana .... costumer
Editorial Department
Harry Muller .... color timer
Danny Newbro .... additional editor
Agustin Rexach .... additional editor
Other crew
Brooke Jagneaux .... production assistant
Stacy Lanyon .... craft service
Andre D. Munoz .... script supervisor
Michael Silberman .... production coordinator
Jill Gambaro .... special thanks

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98 min
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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A Beautiful Film, 1 August 2002
Author: FlHooksIII from San Jose, Ca

I was really surprised to see IMDb list this film as a Drama/Thriller. For those of you yet to see this film, it is in no way a thriller. That being said, it is a drama, more precisely - a character study driven drama - and a beautiful one at that. The movie has us follow Lilly - a twenty-something girl trying to navigate her way through her dysfunctional life and her somewhat complex and conflicting feelings about herself, those around her, and the world at large. Henham, who portrays Lillian, imbues her with such a realistic feel that one begins to feel as those they are spying on someone's life, without permission. The realism that the actress gives to each moment helps to make this an engrossing film because we find ourselves investing in Lilly and almost holding her hand to take the journey with her.

That journey is navigated very clearly by the director. You can almost see the repression he has stamped on his lead character and the box that he has created for her to try and get out of. And therein lies her stumbling block and the hurdle that one takes with her as an audience member. Those hurdles are very specific and not the exact same ones as most people face, but at the very time, the beauty is that on a larger scale they are universal. Sexual dysfunction, identity crises, love and the sting that can follow each time we open our hearts, connecting or not being able to connect to the world, loneliness, hope, heartache and the sometimes insurmountable task of undoing what's already been done.

There's no guarantee with any movie that everyone that sees it will like it, but there is one guarantee with this film: you will come out feeling very strongly about it, whether one way or another. For those of you who liked High Art, Everything Put Together or Monster's Ball, this is definitely a movie you should check out.

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