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While She Was Out (2008)

Della Myers is an overwhelmed upper-middle-class housewife who lives in a large house in the suburbs with her twin children and her abusive husband, Kenneth. Kenneth lets Della know that he... See full summary »

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Della
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Chuckie
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Kenneth
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Vingh
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Tomas (as Luis Chavez)
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Terry
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Tammi
Wayne Bernard ...
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Rent A Cop
Sadie Lawrence ...
Perfume Sales Lady
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Lingerie Sales Assistant
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Coffee Sales Person
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Lynn
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Pharmacy Sales Assistant
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Della Myers is an overwhelmed upper-middle-class housewife who lives in a large house in the suburbs with her twin children and her abusive husband, Kenneth. Kenneth lets Della know that he thinks she gives all her attention to the twins and neglects her house and her appearance. Late on Christmas Eve, Della drives to the local mall to buy gift-wrap. While searching for a parking space in the jam-packed lot, Della notices an old car taking up two spaces. Frustrated and annoyed, she decides to leave a paper message on the windshield of the old car, writing, "Hey, 'Jack'. How selfish can you be?" After the mall closes, Della's car is held by the driver of the old car and she is threatened by four punks -- Chuckie, Huey, Vingh, and Tomás. When the security guard of the mall attempts to protect Della, he is shot and killed by Chuckie. Della tries to escape from the criminals in her truck, but the gang chases her. In the chase, she crashes in a nearby forest. What unfolds in the woods is ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Edited and revised for clarity by JKS, United States

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Version of this story was filmed as a segment of the anthology series The Hidden Room starring Stephanie Zimbalist as Della. See more »


Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont (uncredited)
[Incorrectly credited as Traditional]
Arranged by Heather Conkie
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Thriller?
17 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

Oh my god. the idea that this movie is a thriller is an absolute joke to me. besides the point that it seems to be written by a 5 year old. the plot, the acting and even the props and filming of this movie were all beyond disgrace.

I am not usually this critical about any movie, cause every person has his/her style. But this movie, however, was probably the worst movie i have seen in 2008. I can honestly believe that this movie is unknown, and i think it should stay like this, for movies like these are making the thriller genre a joke.

I advise anyone that is a fan of thriller movies, or even simply movies to stay far away from this one.


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