Keep Your Distance (2005)





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A man who lives what many would consider to be the perfect life begins to see the cracks forming on the surface of his porcelain smooth façade in director Stu Pollard's paranoid tale of deception and betrayal. David Dailey (Gil Bellows) has a picture-perfect home, a career with a promising future, and a key role in the community -- but all of that is about to change. With the sexual obsessions of his lusty wife Susan (Kim Raver) gradually taking their toll on David and his longtime assistant blatantly setting his sights on the established professional's job, the stress of his personal life eventually drives David into the arms of beautiful stranger Melody Carpenter (Jennifer Westfeldt). Despite outward appearances, Melody's charming and rich ex-boyfriend Sean (Christian Kane) hasn't taken too warmly to her new relationship with David and sets into motion a devious plan to win her back at any cost. Meanwhile, Sean's powerful and overprotective father (Stacy Keach) has hired a sexy spy (Elizabeth Peña) to keep close tabs on all involved. As the relationship between David and Melody grows increasingly intense, so do their mutual suspicions of being watched, and David soon realizes that the only thing worse than having nothing at all is having it all swept out from under your feet when you least expect it.
Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Christian Kane
as Sean Voight
Stacy Keach
as Brooks Voight
Jennifer Westfeldt
as Melody Carpenter
Gil Bellows
as David Dailey
Jamie Harrold
as Whit Harrington
Kim Raver
as Susan Dailey
Cynthia Martells
as Dr. havice
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Critic Reviews for Keep Your Distance

All Critics (2)

borrows a few too many cliches from a litany of thrillers

March 9, 2006

Keep Your Distance is going to read like a warning label at the video store. Unless you want to see the hot spots of Louisville, you'd be wise to heed the warning.

Full Review… | October 16, 2005

Audience Reviews for Keep Your Distance

A complete and total waste of time. I am not even convinced that the end of the movie makes sense with the rest of the plot. If things did match up with the entire story then I must admit to missing something vital. It must have been lost in the jumble of unrelated, meandering story lines.

Heather Metzger
Heather Metzger

It is unusual for a low-budget independent film to fail on a narrative level. Usually the slapdash acting or clueless direction does the damage and sometimes, the dialogue can make decent ideas seem downright dumb. In the case of Keep Your Distance, it's a tale of the tale. Had it figured out a better story to tell, this would be a wonderful, if minor, movie. As it stands, it's a well-cast creation that never delivers the percolating plot it promises.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

Keeps you wondering until the end. Dramatic end too...

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

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