As the previous reviews suggest this is a difficult film to categorise as it simply doesn't know what message it is trying to convey. Is it a psychological thriller? Or is it a study of loneliness and bereavement? Or is it a romance? In many ways it is all of the above as the film explores young Hallam, a troubled, bereaved teenager who is struggling to come to terms with his mother's death. Hallam's behaviour alienates himself through spying, and talent for breaking and entering people's homes, and after an altercation with his stepmother whom he suspects of killing his biological mother, he takes off for the bright lights of Edinburgh. It is here that he develops a fixation and infatuation with the young human resources manager who gives him a job in a hotel. As someone who knows Edinburgh very well it was lovely to see the beautiful city utilized to all its cinematic potential. Particularly striking are the scenes where Hallam navigates the roof tops of the city's old town as he spies on the HR manager. Certainly a film about a peeping Tom is an unnerving and uncomfortable premise, and the treatment of the women as objects held under the male gaze makes it difficult to fully sympathise with Hallam. However ultimately as this is a character study you do come to understand the reasons behind Hallam's behaviour however irrational they might be. This is viewing that will challenge and provoke conflicting opinions: some have loved it, others have hated it. To its credit Jamie Bell does an excellent job as a character that in the hands of a less sensitive actor might have been reduced to a perverted creep. Claire Forlani is also particularly good as Hallam's beautiful, icy stepmother. One word of warning: the ease with which Hallam unpicks the locks of his victim's home is extremely unnerving, and may induce sleepless nights ... Lets hope its not so easy to do this in real life!