Lake Tahoe, California. A mother wakes early one morning to find the body of her closeted seventeen-year-old son’s lover impaled on an anchor on the beach of their lakefront home. With her husband away and nowhere to turn, she makes a reckless decision to move the body and hide it in the lake. Soon she finds herself and her family in even greater danger when the body is found and, impossibly, she is confronted by blackmailers. She tries desperately to raise the money, but repeatedly fails. Inexplicably, one of the blackmailers softens and begins to help her. But can she trust him? And how can she explain to her now suspicious son what’s going on with this stranger who suddenly begins stopping by to see her? –Inbaseline
Tilda's performance is great; maybe not her best, but certainly the one needed to cross over into the 'mainstream' and thus have the career she has today. It is very subtle and you feel a lot for her. The film itself is good for the most part. The cinematography is interesting, and really pretty. Even if the film is a melodrama, the melodramatic editing seemed out of place. Like it was a completely different style.