TrustMovies thinks it's a shame that Rottinghaus trod the much-beaten pathway of the paranormal because, watching his and his cast's and crew's work, it's clear that a lot of talent is on display. In his press notes, the filmmaker states that he is much more attracted to stories that end unhappily than happily. Yet his introduction of the fantasy element only helps take the movie out of reality and into the realm of the happy ending. Which he then refuses to deliver. (That's OK, of course; there is nothing wrong with an unhappy ending, except that the movie that precedes it ought to be up to snuff.)
Bruce McGill and Joey Lauren Adams is a lot of fun. Ms Adams still has that whiskey-lite voice and sweet presence we remember from the much-beloved Chasing Amy. But the movie's two lead performances -- from Olesya Rulin (above) and Josh Danziger (below, who actually provided the original story for the film) are only serviceable, perhaps because Rottinghaus hasn't given the pair much in the way of specific character traits (other than their supposed sickness) to work with.
SystemX Media, 86 minutes) opens this Friday, March 9, in New York City at the Quad Cinema and concurrently can be seen nationwide via video OnDemand.