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This quirky mix of off-beat romance and indie thriller doesn't always blend together properly, but there are still enough elements to recommend. Actress Robin Tunney (The Craft, End Of Days
) blossoms as as an insecure office worker who is obsessed with sappy '80s pop tunes and can't seem to land herself a second date with any of her various one night stands. After a mysterious carjacker gets her involved in a deadly car accident, our heroine finds herself living out her worst nightmare--placed under house arrest in her crappy downtown apartment. Her only outside contact is with a lonely police technician (Oh, Brother Where Art Thou?
's Tim Blake Nelson) sent to check on her alarm bracelet. The funny, melancholy love story works quite well; but the film degenerates into predictable "thriller" territory at the end, when our heroine's mysterious stalker returns. Credit writer/director Finn Taylor (Dream With the Fishes
) for creating a generally original comedy with a handful of sophomore glitches. 99 minutes