She's One of Us
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Christine Blanc (Sasha Andres) is a single woman working as a temp. She lies to co-workers, and her parents, telling them she lives with her boyfriend. She's socially awkward, and spends hours wandering the misty outskirts of town or sitting at the mall alone, observing people. She tries to talk to people, but she tries too hard, and they are put off. Uncertain of what to say to people, she uses snatches from conversations she's overheard. She's drawn to her boss at the employment agency, Patricia (Catherine Mouchet), and when Patricia has a fight with her boyfriend, Christine… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While the director's penchant for extended silences and stagy character positioning make it all seem rather studied, the drama nonetheless is compellingly unsettling."
‑ David Rooney, Variety
"Alnoy's unnerving mood piece is spare and atmospheric, even funny."
‑ Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
"It's all about look and style, and almost devoid of interest."
‑ Lewis Beale, Film Journal International
"She's One of Us is an eerie French film that deals with formidable emotions that less adventuresome directors have found too hot to handle."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Alnoy's narrative is better suited to a trashy thriller than a vehicle for weighty political themes, but her limpid images, unexpected angles and long, dreamy takes create a beguilingly hypnotic atmosphere of hazy dislocation."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A French psychological thriller that boasts more style and atmosphere than credibility or coherence, Siegrid Alnoy's debut feature ultimately proves a more opaque experience than most audiences will have patience for."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"The familiar visual signposts of alienation are spiffily arrayed in Siegrid Alnoy's handsome but empty film debut."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"This prim white collar serf implodes nearly wordlessly within, a brutal mechanical product of corporate conformity with about as much personality as a xerox machine."
‑ Prairie Miller, WBAI Web Radio
‑ Nick Schager,
"[C]reate[s] a hauntingly oppressive aura of bleak emotional isolation and a pressure to conform that's as stifling as it is desirable..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Alnoy produces and maintains a unsettling mood that draws viewers in while keeping them guessing."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Siegrid Alnoy's occasionally affecting but overdetermined debut feature mines the most unstable sector of the white-collar class: the temp."
‑ Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
"explores similar territory to American Psycho but without the satirical humor of a Patrick Bateman"
‑ John A. Nesbit,
"[A] continuously startling film"
‑ Kent Turner,
"Imaginatively acted, endlessly atmospheric."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
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