The dialogues are mostly tedious, the malapropisms are not funny, and the red herrings are fishy.
Emily Watson gets a couple of points for cuteness, but cuteness doesn't make a movie. A major disappointment. Alan Rudolph has done much better than this.
The film idea probably looked much better on script paper than on the big screen. Emily Watson is a quirky detective in Alan Rudolph's madcaper film. Though the plot is plodding, the most annoying element is having the lead character talk in backward riddles. Some are funny. Most are not.