You Are Alone comes to DVD
By Patrick Luce Feb 16, 2007, 16:27 GMT
Daphne a Yale bound high school senior with a blurred sense of reality, works as an escort, advertising her services online. All goes well until her next door neighbor catches her as the entertainment at his nephew’s bachelor party. With her hidden life precariously hanging in the balance, Daphne agrees to spend one hour with her neighbor. A candid drama in the vein of "American Beauty" that shows how far ...more
What Were We Thinking Films is set to release the internationally acclaimed film You Are Alone on DVD Feb. 27th for the suggested retail price of $24.99.
Gorman Bechard’s breathtaking film is described as a dark and sexually charged exploration of just how far a jaded middle-aged man and a depressed 18-year-old girl will go to escape loneliness, if even for an hour. This internationally acclaimed movie was officially selected at 16 film festivals, and won the Brooklyn International Film Festival – Best Actress, Indiefest Chicago – Best Actress, Indiefest Chicago – Best Screenplay, Indiefest Chicago – Best Vision Award, Northampton Independent Filmfest – Best Narrative Feature, and New England Film & Video Festival – Best Narrative Feature.
“We’re gonna play a game of Snap! Pick a bracelet. Pull it hard!”
But it’s a game of desperate consequences in You Are Alone, a dark exploration of how far a man and a woman will go to escape loneliness, if only for an hour. Daphne, a Yale-bound high school senior whose depression has blurred her sense of reality, works as an escort, advertising her services online. It’s a little bit of a “fuck-you” that helps get her through the day, until her next door neighbor catches her as the “entertainment” at his nephew’s bachelor party. With her hidden life precariously hanging in the balance, Daphne agrees to spend one hour with her neighbor.
Initially confrontational, Daphne and her neighbor begin to shed their bitter layers of personal disappointment and general cynicism by talking about sex. It’s eye-opening for her neighbor: BBBJs, dining at the Y, salad tossing, and, of course Snap! But behind this teenager’s jaded fantasies hides the very essence of heartbreak, acceptance, need, and desire…ironically paralleled by a broken man’s desperate attempts to test the limits of her advertised promise to do anything and everything.