Kathy is evicted from her house when she is charged for unpaid business taxes. Throughout the film, she is bent on believing the repossessing and the auctioning were mistakes from the county; she couldn't owe them a tax from something she never had. She also states that she inherited the house from her father, along with a brother. Later on, when Kathy asks on the phone for her brother to come over, he says something about his company's products, implying he owns a business. That destroys the argument of a wrongful eviction.
During a press tour for the film that featured writer/director Vadim Perelman and several of the lead actors (including Jennifer Connelly and Ben Kingsley) a reporter asked if the story was a metaphor for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The actors were completely surprised and Connelly asked Perelman if that was the case. He told the reporter that it was an interesting interpretation but he hadn't had that in mind when he was planning the film, either in general development or when he made Kingsley's character into a former Iranian officer in exile.
Andre Dubus III: as Officer Myers - the officer assisting Lieutenant Alvarez when Colonel Behrani reports Officer Burdon's misconduct. Andre Dubus III is the author of the eponymous novel on which this film is based.
In the scene near the end of the movie where Kathy pulls into her driveway and tries to shoot herself, Jennifer Connelly accidentally put the car in "reverse" instead of "park", and almost severely damaged the camera positioned in the car door. After Connelly apologized profusely, she was urged by the director to continue the scene, and it ended up being one of the best takes. This is the take shown in the final print.