|starring||Olesya Rulin, Josh Danziger, Bruce McGill, Joey Lauren Adams, Michael Bowen, Jason Davis, Sue Rock, David Born|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisNoah Greene (Josh Danziger) awakens from a two-year coma. His memories are hazy; even as he rehabilitates himself, he remains lost in his own life. As Noah digs deeper into his half-remembered life, he is forced to confront the suspicions of those around him, as well as a pair of shattering tragedies that both bind him to and drive him away from the girl he loves. The first of these – a school bus accident when they were young children – has forever connected him to his playmate Emily Gates (Olesya Rulin). The result of the accident is a rare but real disorder called folie à deux (referred to as ICD-10, F.24), where the traumatized Emily suffers disturbing and precognitive visions for the rest of her life – visions which Noah also experiences, but only in proximity to Emily.
As Noah returns to his hometown, determined to discover the cause of his injury and memory loss, he re-connects with Emily. Together, Noah pieces together the nature of the relationship they enjoyed as teenagers: warm, familiar, achingly tender… a closeness that should have blossomed into romance, save for the catastrophes of the past.
In Shakespeare’s great tragedy Romeo and Juliet, the two doomed young lovers of the title – torn between loyalty to family and loyalty to love – frequently speak in metaphors of light and dark to describe what the other represents to them. Juliet characterizes Romeo as “Whiter than new snow upon a raven’s back”, while Romeo, as he comes upon Juliet’s seemingly-dead body in the final act, proclaims that “her beauty makes/This vault a feasting presence full of light.” These are beautiful sentiments, to be sure, although also somewhat ironic considering that the two proved to be the source of one another’s eventual downfall. …Read More