Robin Williams plays a local photo clerk,
Sy Parrish--a truly pitiful character who maintains this lovable-yet-pure-evil
appearance throughout the film, developing an unhealthy obsession
for a local family and reaches new levels of creepiness trying
to manipulate this family--leading to one of the most fulfilling
and haunting endings of any film I've seen this year.
is a fantastic movie watching experience.
Robin Williams is genuinely creepy as Seymour
Parrish, the photoguy whose obsession for family life is pushing
him over the edge.
Using spacious scenes flooded with light
to emphasize loneliness, writer/director Mark Romanek illustrates
the stark contrast between fantasy and reality, black & white
and color, and consumerism and family values.
Quiet, subtle, and quite disturbing.
is a polished thriller about how the images people use to build
and define themselves can be painfully deceiving.
The star plays a dull, friendless photo
clerk developer that goes from being a simple and creepy obsessive,
to a complicated and dangerous stalker.
Robin Williams gives a performance that
will haunt you. This is one of the more truly, deeply scary movies
of the last few years.