Paul’s life is good. He has a gig teaching literature at Yale, and he just moved in with his longtime girlfriend, finally shedding his casually sinister roommate, Nancy. There’s just one thing. Paul left an item of great importance at his old apartment, and Nancy doesn’t want to give it back.… Paul’s life is about to unravel. Debuting director Andrew Semans skillfully orchestrates a minor annoyance into an all-consuming obsession in this smart, stunning psychodrama. –Tribeca Film Festival
Semans and Heinrich draft an interesting horror of class, wherein Paul's 'good' life is overthrown by a seemingly aggressive and antagonistic lower-class female. As Paul waivers between ambiguous errors and assumptions, audience positioning deviates from identification and becomes one of fearful expectations of classist rhetoric. Ideas are useless in a post-doctoral world, betraying upper class hopes of redemption.