Description: A woman who feels trapped inside her home finds the forces she's trying to keep out may be making their way inside in this thriller. Sara Ballard (Amber Jaeger) lives in a modest but comfortable home in suburban California with her husband Mark (Kieron Elliott). Sara spends more time at home than the average person -- she struggles with agoraphobia, and sometimes suffers panic attacks when she's pushed outside her comfort zone. Sara's life takes an unexpected turn when Mark disappears, and as she tries to find out what's become of him, her agoraphobia becomes dramatically worse. As Sara is trapped within her own house, she becomes increasingly reliant on her sister Gina (Kristine Sullivan), who brings in a psychiatrist to help her, Dr. Reznik (Andrew Qamar). But Sara doesn't trust the mysterious doctor, and she isn't certain if he's plotting against her or if her paranoia is getting the best of her. Solitary was the first directorial project for screenwriter and special effects artist Greg Derochie; the film won the New Visions Award at the 2010 Cinequest Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Why is it that filmmakers feel unable to just tell a simple story? Are they so insecure that they have to add twists and turns that ultimately add nothing to the film except to pad it out and frustrate the viewer? Confusing does not a good move make.