This controversial and daring film from director Lynne Stopkewich focuses on the simple, yet complex, life of a woman who yearns for more than her humdrum existence offers. Leila (Molly Parker) is bored. Married and working shifts as a clerk in a dilapidated motel, she is secure but unfulfilled. Craving change and excitement, she agrees to meet with a lonely male guest in the privacy of his room. In spite of the reputation she gets amongst the staff, Leila begins a torrid affair with a regular guest. However, his affections soon take on a more sinister aspect, and Leila's dreams become a terrifying nightmare.
Edgy and dark indie drama.
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This was a fairly decent indie drama/thriller. Molly Parker was up to her usual high standard and the story though often uncomfortable and bleak was completely absorbing. If your a fan of independent film then this is well worth a rental, and if you enjoy this check out 'The Sweet Hereafter' which is very similar in tone.