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You Are Alone (2005)

R | | Drama | 9 June 2005 (USA)
A dark drama which takes a looks at how far its characters will go to relieve loneliness, even if only for an hour.

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Daphne / Britney
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Buddy
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Priest
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Mr. Wood
Bruce Koken ...
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Amy Brienes ...
Sarah
James Ellsworth ...
Harlan
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Mike
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Tyler
John Watson ...
Hotel Duncan clerk
Michael Gilio ...
Sleeping Hotel Duncan guest
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Bachelor party patron
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Bachelor Party Patron (as Chris Gombos)
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Elevator Operator
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"We're gonna play a game of Snap! Pick a bracelet. Pull it hard!" But it's a game of desperate consequences in YOU ARE ALONE, a dark exploration of just how far a man and a woman will go to escape loneliness, if only for an hour. Daphne, a Yale-bound high school senior whose depression has blurred her sense of reality, works as an escort, advertising her services online. Her next door neighbor catches her as the "entertainment" at his nephew's bachelor party. With her hidden life precariously hanging in the balance, Daphne agrees to spend one hour with her neighbor. Initially confrontational, Daphne and her neighbor begin to shed their bitter layers of personal disappointment and general cynicism by talking about sex. It's eye-opening for her neighbor: BBBJs, dining at the Y, salad tossing, and, of course, Snap! But behind this teenager's jaded fantasies hides the very essence of heartbreak, acceptance, need, and desire...ironically paralleled by a broken man's desperate attempts to ... Written by Gorman Bechard

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Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, and for language
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All of the "escort" tales in the movie are true, based on research director Gorman Bechard did for his novel "Ninth Square". See more »

Quotes

Buddy: What sort of mood do you have to be in for that?
Daphne: Depressed.
Buddy: And what, being groped by a dozen guys at a bachelor party cheers you up?
Daphne: They're harmless... it's just...
Buddy: What?
Daphne: I know what it's like to be the popular girl for an hour.
Buddy: Daphne...
Daphne: This...
Buddy: Today?
Daphne: All of it, every time... makes me... less invested with life at school, or even at home. It's... mine. Just mine. And because of it I don't have to play the game. I don't have to pretend to be friends with people that I hate. I don't need to ...
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You are Alone
Written & Performed by Crooked Fingers
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Beautiful!
15 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is Engaging and Complex while maintaining simple beauty .Our two characters come together sharing the base of curiosity and loneliness, but it is a springboard for learning these people, they 're life styles and pasts which support this.

The two lead actors (Bohl, Brundruge) were in the moment as any two actors I have ever seen. %100 believable, they transport the audience seemingly effortlessly, into their world. The actors' seamless acting teamed with Bechard's Beautiful, realistic dialog and his truthful direction drives the story forward into a striking and moving finale.This film is visual treat- soft ,increasing the intensity of The story. The soundtrack serenades the viewer, soothing yet drawing out the emotional content of the film. I find this project to be nothing short of a masterpiece. intriguing.intense.


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