Chaykin's disturbing portrayal of a controlling father with an inappropriate relationship with his daughter (Langrick), is well complimented by Langrick's portrayal of an overly innocent girl far removed from "normal" society. This dark tale slowly unfolds with increasing discomfort as Stephen (Gross), given by father to daughter as a birthday present, tries to leave their clutches with increasing desperation as he begins to realise he is not so much a guest, but more of a possession... Gross acts his part extremely well, disintegrating from a confident, perhaps slightly arrogant, young salesman, to a man desperate to escape.
The sound and picture quality of this film is not great, and the at times overpowering sound track sometimes makes it difficult to decipher what the characters say. However there is plenty of imagery and intelligent script writing for the more discerning viewer, but also a good watch just at face value. I definately recommend this film!