Her twisted lies will become a deadly obsession.
Emily as: Mara Toufiey
Genre(s): Drama | Thriller
Written by: Ann Turner
Directed by: Ann Turner
Other Cast: Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill, Charles Tingwell, William McInnes
Release Date: April 18, 2006
Production Budget: –
Total Worldwide Gross: –
Filming Locations: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Sophie Hartley is a talented professional illustrator in middle class Melbourne who is convinced that someone is trying to steal her children, her husband Craig and her life. Forced to prove her sanity, Sophie fights back and makes a discovery more shocking than her worst fear. To make matters worse, things aren’t going well to Sophie with her husband. When she becomes convinced that she’s being stalked by one of Craig’s co-workers – a beautiful, highly competent assistant, Mara Toufiey – no one believes her. Sophie’s life begins to fall apart. She feels she’s being watched, followed, copied…
Sophie: Really? Oh. What does he say?
Mara: Everything. Everything. You’re an illustrator, hold down the fort, that you sleep badly at night.
Sophie: Oh, he told you everything.
Mara: He did. I just wanted to say I think it’s inspiring, this book you’re doing. It’s such a great topic. What dark secrets are you planning to reveal?
Sophie: Don’t believe everything you read.
Mara: I have one and that’s pretty full on. Jessica’s eight.
Sophie: Oh, my gosh, you look so young.
Mara: Well, I just… started young. Managed to get myself knocked up accidentally. God, it was hard. But I wouldn’t have given Jessie up for anything in the world.
Mara: You are. It’s my word against yours.
Sophie: You know, let’s just go upstairs and talk this thing through.
Mara: I know everything I need to.
Mara: Do you promise?
Sophie: Oh, I promise.
Mara: Would you cross your heart and hope to die?
Quoting: Emily Blunt
On working with Susan Sarandon: She’s just a force of nature. Amazing to work with. We just had such a laugh. And she’s frighteningly smart.
Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile: Emily Blunt exudes the confidence she needs as Mara, a complex character with whom we are always on edge.
Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk: Sam Neill and Emily Blunt also excel as Sophie’s worried husband and sexy co-worker. Blunt’s role requires her to exude the sexual attraction of a younger woman and to make viewers as suspicious of her as Sophie is, which she accomplishes — in no small part because of her natural beauty.