`Alone with her' is a low budget thriller, however you never really notice the low budget as the money has been used well. The plot surrounds a guy obsessed with a girl with whom he randomly picks out at the local park, forging a relationship that is doomed from the start.
Played by Colin Hanks, the role of `Doug' is the awkward geeky guy with low self-esteem. Mr Hanks is very good at playing this type of character, and whilst he is still overshadowed by his father (Tom), I can see him slowly playing bigger and better roles in the future. The object of his obsession is Amy (played by Ana Claudia Talancon), and as the extras on the DVD admit, director Eric Nicholas originally wanted an All-American Girl, and this would have made the movie more clichéd. Having the Latino Ana gave the character a little more substance.
The film is played out through camcorders and spy cameras set up by voyeur Doug, and this will be something that may put a lot of people off, however whilst other movies have that jittering and jerky camcorder feel, this one for the most part doesn't. Also the quality of the picture is great too, even in the black and white, and night-vision modes. Because of the number of `well positioned' hidden cameras, the views are not much different from a `regular' movie.
The movie as a whole moves along at a moderate pace, and there are few high tension parts that Hitchcock would've insisted on, however I still felt entertained and enjoyed the movie. The story is plausible for the whole part, and any tension or scary parts lie in the reality of it all as opposed to the lack of blood and guts. This is not a teen slasher movie. I can only assume that the folks that gave this one star prefer high-octane action, blood and guts or a more clichéd approach to film making.
This is definitely worth watching.