Alone with Her (2007)



Critic Consensus: Alone With Her is a tense psychological thriller that overcomes its contrivances with fine performances and a perpetually unsettling mood.

Movie Info

A quiet but disturbed young man puts the life of a woman he's obsessed with under a virtual microscope in this independent psychological thriller. Amy (Ana Claudia Talancón) is an attractive young woman who has recently broken up with her boyfriend and is feeling a bit lonely. Amy isn't so sure she's ready to start dating again, but she keeps bumping into Doug (Colin Hanks), a geeky but friendly guy who goes out of his way to be nice to her and seems to have very similar tastes and interests. … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Eric Nicholas
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 22, 2007
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as Jennifer

as Barrista

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as Boardwalk Girl

as Dog Walker
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Critic Reviews for Alone with Her

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (12)

Alone With Her is a pretty engaging tale, and it's refreshing to see a well-acted, suspenseful drama made without a bloated budget or a lot of bloodletting.

Full Review… | May 26, 2007
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Alone With Her plays like an extended voyeur video with nothing new to say about hidden cameras or stalkers or anything.

February 5, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Even a conventional, albeit cynical, ending can't ruin such effective mood-making.

Full Review… | February 3, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

... this low-budget horror flick builds some claustrophobic tension out of modern anxieties, but it won't scare the bejesus out of you.

Full Review… | January 25, 2007
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Leadenly scripted and blandly overliteral and therefore never capitalizes on the provocativeness of its premise.

Full Review… | January 24, 2007
Top Critic

Alone With Her has the kind of high ick factor that leaves you squirming -- not because Doug is so diabolical a creation, but because what he does to satisfy his pathology is so practical.

Full Review… | January 19, 2007
New York Daily News
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Audience Reviews for Alone with Her

"Anytime. Anywhere. He's watching."

In Los Angeles, the psychopath Doug stalks the sexy Latin woman Amy is a park and follows her.

Shot entirely using body cams and spy cams, the movie attempts to explore the horror of the increase in stalking due to the advances in and availability of technology. The movie begins with a stalker, played by Colin Hanks, filming women at the beach and at the park, obviously searching for a victim. He chooses a girl, played by Ana Claudia Talancón, and begins following her, planting cameras in her apartment and slowly inserting himself into her life, using the knowledge he gained from the cameras to find common ground. I could see what the writer/director was trying to accomplish, but it was not entertaining enough to hold my interest without taking breaks. The acting was mostly convincing, although there were some spells of poor acting. The ending seemed very film-school and amateur.

Lorenzo von Matterhorn

Super Reviewer

Stalker thriller where we are shoved right into the stalker's perspective. Shot entirely through secret cameras this is similar to other "real" films such as Blair Witch and Cloverfield. Hanks does well in the lead, but is also too recognisable to have the desired affect. He's pleasant, creepy and sympathetic. Many of his plans work surprisingly well, which sometimes destroys the illusion. Though Amy is supposedly a naive and vulnerable soul, so it does make sense most of the time. The film checks all the boxes for any thriller and the only real difference is how it's filmed. Well made and engrossing for it's 78 minutes.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

Creepy little movie that will make you think twice about that nice guy you just met at the coffee shop. Especially if he seems a little "off". Doug (Colin Hanks) secretly installs cameras all over the house so he can watch Amy (Ana Claudia Talancon) as she goes about her day (and night). I thought the exclusive use of surveillance cameras brilliant as it added to the sleaze quotient. Not a lot of surprises as one can easily guess what's coming, but still well enough done that it manages to keep the tension level high throughout. May cause single women living alone to rethink their living arrangements. Watch the alternate ending (in the extras) so you can sleep easier.

Mark Abell
Mark Abell

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