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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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Daphne / Britney
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Buddy
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Priest
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Mr. Wood
Bruce Koken ...
Father
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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A teenager and her middle-aged suburban neighbor, meet at a hotel room and discuss business.
14 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

There were moments when watching, "You Are Alone" at the New England Film + Video Festival recently, when I felt the lead characters seemed very familiar, like old college friends, who gradually become larger than life. The journey these characters undertake is at turns, poignant and hilarious, and a testament to the artistry of screenwriter/director, Gorman Bechard, who wrought such authentic characters, and the actors, Jessica Bohl (Daphne/Britney) and Richard Brundage (Buddy), who brought them to life.

Several comparisons have been made to Coppola's, "Lost in Translation." To me, the film was more reminiscent of Pen-ek Ratanaruang's, "Last Life In the Universe," in terms of its edgy, melancholic beauty, laced with the kind of smoky humor I associate with Jarmusch and the hermetic intimacy of Roehmer.

Finally, much well-deserved ado has already been made about Bechard and Bohl, about which I heartily agree. The only new comment I might add is that the unsung hero in all of this is Richard Brundage, whose nuanced portrayal of Buddy blends equal parts sweetness and menace with deft, and who provides an aching flow of innocence and Weltschmerz to counterpoint and draw out the character of Daphne/Britney.

Kudos to all involved in, "You Are Alone."


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