Paranoid (2000)





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A woman looking for a relaxing weekend instead finds her safety at stake in this psychological thriller. Chloe (Jessica Alba) is a famous model who is feeling stressed after a working trip to the U.S. -- where she'd been dogged by a persistent telephone stalker. While Chloe has a beau, she decides spontaneously to join Ned (Gary Love), a rock musician she's met, as he heads out to the British countryside for the weekend. Upon arrival, Chloe discovers that Ned already has guests -- washed-up rock star Stan (Iain Glen), his bickering wife Rachel (Jeanne Tripplehorn), their deaf-mute daughter Theresa (Mischa Barton), and nerdy hanger-on Gordon (Ewen Bremner). As the emotional chemistry of the visitors becomes volatile, Ned's wife arrives and most of the other guests take off, leaving Chloe alone with her host and his spouse. Chloe soon discovers that Ned and his friends have a disturbing hobby -- they like to bring women back to the house, drug them, and violate them while unconscious, leaving her to wonder if she's next for this treatment. Paranoid was written and directed by noted Australian filmmaker John Duigan. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Art House & International , Mystery & Suspense
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Ewen Bremner
as Gordon
Iain Glen
as Stan
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Critic Reviews for Paranoid

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Devoid of suspense and a major disappointment from a once-promising director...

Full Review… | April 23, 2008
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While Alba shows several variations on the classic pout, she often seems more bored than scared...

Full Review… | April 23, 2008
Top Critic

A film that lacks any real meaning whatsoever.

Full Review… | April 23, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Paranoid

This was pretty bad. I mean, I like Jessica Alba but her acting was terrible. The story was slow and boring.

Seth Broadfield
Seth Broadfield

Flat, plain, immature & underdeveloped. Alba('s character) was just hollow, soulless whilst the others were all scumbags.


Twisted little movie about obsession for a poor supermodel. She seems to have stalkers around every corner. Maybe she sends the wrong signal.

William R. Woolard
William R. Woolard

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