In her last ever film role, Brittany Murphy stars as Mary Walsh, a high-powered career woman who brings her new boyfriend (Dean Cain) to the hospital for minor outpatient surgery. But when she returns later to pick him up he has mysteriously vanished. The police can't help her. Her friends - who have never met him - don't believe her. Is the hospital administrator (Mimi Rogers) involved in a creepy cover up? Could Mary's increasingly frantic state be connected to her previous psychiatric issues? Is it possible her boyfriend doesn't exist at all? Now Mary is about to discover the shocking truth... and her nightmare has only just begun.
In one of her final roles Brittany Murphy plays Mary Walsh, a bank clerk who takes her boyfriend in to hospital for a routine outpatient’s procedure. However, in the brief time that she is not with him her boyfriend, Kevin, disappears.
There are no records of a Kevin Peterson (Dean Cain) at the hospital, even checks to his social security number and calls to his mother lead to mysterious blanks. Mary takes it upon herself to find her boyfriend, whilst those around her question her mental stability.
Eventually Mary finds herself embroiled in a strange and twisted crime, where Kevin is held ransom for $10 million.
The production of the film was also rather poor; the hospital sets all look a bit cheap and unrealistic. Ultimately there is no tension, as you don’t really care about the characters, you are barely given any chance to get to know them before you are thrown into the narrative. This makes it impossible to connect with Mary emotionally or appreciate her pain when she is betrayed, whilst the speed of the narrative completely deflates any possibility of building tension.
On the surface the story is a little intriguing, the mystery and thriller aspects are entertaining enough, however the ending is very predictable and the secret roles of those involved in the crime are obvious from the beginning.