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Release Date: 2002

R|1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary
After Muriel (Shalom Harlow) goes missing, her sister Amelia (Liane Balaban) tries to track her down. Aided by Bill (Clarence Williams III), a family friend and former CIA agent, Amelia finds out that Muriel had been having a lengthy Internet correspondence with a local man named Eddie (David Arquette). Once Bill and Amelia locate Eddie, an eccentric exterminator, and his brother Tom (Karl Geary), they find themselves even farther from Muriel than before.

Cast: Karl Geary, Shalom Harlow, Clarence Williams III, Ally Sheedy, Josephine Martin, Gloria Reuben, Liane Balaban, David Arquette

Director: Michael Almereyda

Genres: Mystery, Drama

Keywords: Creative, 2000s, Mystery, Suspenseful, Sister

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Beautifully acted and filmed, with the Internet imagery rendered in Pixelvision. show more

  • The soundtrack includes great songs by Andre Williams and Shirley Ellis, and music by local R'n'B legend Ernie K-Doe and electronic organ freakazoid Quintron, who both appear in the film. show more

  • A few relevant themes do bubble up from this visually intriguing swamp of self-indulgence, but Arquette's pseudo-philosopher seems to speak for Almereyda when he says, "If there was a point, there wouldn't be a story." show more

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