Directed by: Richard Ledes
Written by: Richard Ledes
Other cast: Meat Loaf Aday, Tim Guinee, Louis Zorich, Bill Raymond
Release date: May 2, 2004
Running time: 97 mins
In small-town America circa 1953, Anna is haunted by her family’s treatment of her brother as invisible when he returns “shell-shocked” from World War II. She becomes romantically involved with Billy, a small time gangster who guards her with insane jealousy. Looking for a way to relieve her pain, she thinks she finds the solution in sensational newspaper headlines, announcing the latest techniques in brain surgery.
Dr. Tom Franklin: You know, I’m not a real doctor.
Anna Watson: It’s ok, I’m not a real patient.