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You Are Alone (2005)

R | | Drama | 9 June 2005 (USA)
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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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Credited cast:
Daphne / Britney
Mr. Wood
Bruce Koken ...
Amy Brienes ...
James Ellsworth ...
John Watson ...
Hotel Duncan clerk
Michael Gilio ...
Sleeping Hotel Duncan guest
Frank Loftus ...
Bachelor party patron
Bachelor Party Patron (as Chris Gombos)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Albert Burton ...
Elevator Operator


"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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When your darkest moment comes to light. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, and for language




Release Date:

9 June 2005 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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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 »


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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Thought provoking, brilliant dialogue
11 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jessica Bohl plays Daphne, the sexually precocious suburban teenager struggling with the hell of high school. Daphne's neighbor is Buddy (Richard Brundage), a depressed middle-aged man still angry over loosing his wife. Daphne is attracted to world of prostitution because it promises to cure her of barely legal boredom and loneliness. Once Buddy strips Daphne of her secret, he hires her to help him accept the loss of his wife. The entire film takes place at the Hotel Duncan, yet details of each character's history are exposed through dialogue and flashbacks. Their appointment climaxes with the story's concluding twist.

Both actors truly understand and become their particular character, delivering a convincing, sincere performance. Their on-screen chemistry, critical to the entire film, is genuine.

The film's dialogue is natural, real to life. The writer, Gorman Bechard, undoubtedly did his homework because all references are industry and character-age appropriate. Daphne is intelligent, yet clearly still an eighteen year old. Buddy may be middle-aged, but still not the hackneyed naïve type normally depicted in film. Daphne and Buddy's conversation primarily deals with their despair and frustration with life, but is still comical at the right times. Although the general mood is very relaxed, the dialogue has its own vivacity, forcing the audience to become empathetic toward the character's conditions and uncomfortable at their straightforward vulgarities.

The incredible soundtrack truly captures the essence of the film. Each track commands sentiment, actually contributing to the scenes and characters. Even existing independently from the film, the compilation truly expresses You Are Alone's central theme-- loneliness.

You Are Alone is a less conventional piece that deals with of notions typically not spoken. Definitely worth seeing… it's the sort of thought provoking film that forces you to question your own threshold of loneliness.

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