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  • Summary: A reclusive auto mechanic hides his love for the beautiful young actress who rents an apartment in his inherited family home. (Visionbox Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 88
    Drew me in from the opening shots. Byler reveals his characters in a way that intrigues and even fascinates us, and he never reduces the situation to simple melodrama, which would release the tension. This is like a psychological thriller, in which the climax has to do with feelings, not actions.
  2. Would that all love stories were as sophisticated and amusing as the satisfying Charlotte Sometimes.
  3. 80
    The cast is top-notch and I predict there will be plenty of female audience members drooling over Michael Idemoto as Michael.
  4. 75
    It's a hushed work of restrained emotions, elliptical storytelling and spare dialogue, peopled with smart, authentic characters who have drawn you into their lives before you know it.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    Thick with sexual intrigue and characters who only reveal themselves over time, this subtle mystery unfolds like something a kinder Neil LaBute might have cooked up earlier in his career.
  6. 67
    An erotic mystery of sorts, the film works because it's laconic rather than talky and its actors are all up for the material.
  7. Writer-director Byler, in his first feature film, also proves to be a noteworthy new voice, even if his cinematic sense outweighs his narrative sense in this initial outing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4

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