The plan: Take a plot that screams direct-to-video erotic thriller, cast it with wholesomely appealing, mainstream stars Meg Ryan and Matthew Broderick and play it for dark comedy. Does it work? Not entirely, but you have to admire its nerve. Small-town
astronomer Sam (Broderick) adores childhood sweetheart Linda (Kelly Preston), who longs for a taste of the wider world. She goes off to New York and takes up with Anton (Tcheky Karyo), an ambitious French restaurateur with a fabulous SoHo loft. So Sam, his world shattered, moves into the abandoned
building across the street and spies on the happy couple, hoping they'll break up. Enter Maggie (Ryan), a punk-waif phot...