A socially insecure technical writer called Kenneth forms
an obsessive relationship with Nikki, an anatomically accurate
silicone sex doll that he orders over the Internet. But when
his romantic life starts to take a turn for the better - he
starts to become involved with the office temp - Nikki's jealous
personality invades his consciousness. Kenneth becomes trapped
in a perverse triangle, torn between the dominating silicone
doll and the beautiful flesh and blood Lisa...
is like a breath of fresh air. I didn't know what to expect
from this movie and came to it completely cold - which is
probably the best way to approach it.
Harrington (The Hole, Taken) play the socially
inept Kenneth who blows his "promised" bonus on
the world's most realistic sex doll - which he has had specially
designed to look like the new office temp. But the romance
doesn't last for long and soon this anatomically accurate
silicone toy ends up calling the shots.
is not quite believably geeky enough to pass as a social recluse
- would he really need to spend all that money on a sex doll?
His other co-workers are though, but he is far to good looking
to pass as a techie nerd. Having said that, he does turn in
a fantastic performance.
Sagemiller's Lisa, on first viewing, seemed a little under
used. However, in retrospect it is essential that the audience
doesn't get too close to her so that they can appreciate a
little better why Kenneth puts her on a pedestal.
Torn's (Men in Black) character seems a little two-dimensional
when we first meet him - cold and unresponsive to his employees.
His character might be a little too stereotypical of corporate
bosses, but Torn puts in a believable performance without
trying too hard.
movie is being shoehorned into the horror genre but, in reality,
it only really fits into this category in the closing act.
The very slow, almost stagnant, build up helps to throw the
viewer off-guard, so that when the closing scenes arrive they
really whack a punch.
are elements of black humour, horror and suspense and in conclusion
this is an original and entertaining movie that I probably
enjoyed a little more than I should have.