Although the film was shot in January 2011, there was a week of unseasonably warm weather (mid-eighties) that, as luck would have it, just happened to coincide with the filming of the beach and pool scenes. See more »
Taut modern thriller with terrific Haylie performance
With this, Haylie Duff has her best movie role to date, a world away from the usual light parts she normally gets. When a home invasion goes wrong, leaving her boyfriend dead, she (the getaway driver), clobbers the cynical third member (C. Thomas Howell at his most snakelike), and seeks revenge on the poor victim, Lisa Sheridan. As her campaign escalates, Sheridan finds the police unsympathetic and the adoption agent suspicious as her normal life crumbles. It takes until a twisted climax before she sees the truth about her new "friend" But really Duff is the centre of the picture. It would have been easy to make her character into an eye-rolling maniac, but her natural empathy makes the viewer understand her motives, if not exactly support her actions.
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