The movie opens with a murder during the cold of fall. A man wakes up from dozing off in his car. He gets out and opens the trunk and removes a bound and gagged woman. He apologizes for having nodded off, assures her everything is going to be alright and then kills her. Note when he gets out of the car, the door does not chime, i.e. keys are out of the ignition, but then when he gets back in it chimes, i.e. keys are somehow in the ignition. I hate it when a movie does this. Is this by design a clue or stupidity on the director's part?
We switch to a dowdy looking blond (Amy Seimetz as Sarah) is at an AA meeting. She is 3 months sober. Some guy hits on her and they go out, and we discover that alcoholics are socially inept.
Meanwhile the subplot continues with a prisoner looking like Zach Garifalakis (AJ Bowen as Garrick Turrell ) is being transferred in a police car under guard and carefully watched. Garrick espies a small screw rolling around on the floorboard...
Sarah is a nurse, who happens to be Garret's ex-girlfriend in hiding. Got the plot figured out yet?
But things aren't that simple.
The mystery of the movie is what twist is this thing setting us up for? There are clues along the way as things don't fit. The car door chime wasn't one of them, that was just poor editing.
Clever? yes. Entertaining? Not really that powerful. The movie didn't feel like a slasher film. It felt more like a mystery or drama. The stabbings, wounds, and blood appeared realistic enough, which means bright red liquid doesn't squirt 3 feet into the air.
I think they could have done better on the title.
F-bomb, near sex scene, brief nudity.