Exploring concepts of fate and free will, Jerry Ciccoritti's contemplative drama shows the lives of a handful of random people during the 12 hours leading up to a bloody shooting spree in a posh coffee shop. Maggie (Emily Hampshire) is a waitress in the café whose acting career is going nowhere fast. Her co-worker Connie (Sarah Polley), who is learning to love her lawyer boyfriend, is supposed to have the day off. Sheena (Catherine O'Hara), who frequents the shop, is a lovelorn bridal consultant looking for a decent man. And Brian (Stephen Rea), an exterminator/philosopher, is still mourning the death of his daughter, who died a year ago. Their petty, everyday problems gain ironic resonance when juxtaposed with the day's bloody ending. This film was screened at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi
The premise of this movie is fantastic... the 12 hours before everyone gets the gate. Well the everyday lives they lead hardly come together, we don't learn why any of the characters have the quirks they do, or how they are even related. There is no storyline, random meaningless events lead into one another in a boring transition. This film just doesn't live up the the full potential that exists. If you like being bored for an hour and a half rent this movie.