Oh man, I do not envy this woman’s life! Lourdes (Marta Milans) works as a cleaning lady at a restaurant in New York City. All she does is work. No friends. No family. And the few people she does run into, are mostly assholes. On top of that, she doesn’t even get to enjoy what little she makes, because she has to send it home for her sick son’s operation. No fun. And as if all that isn’t enough yet, she is pretty sure there might be an evil force lurking within the walls of the restaurant, wanting to torment her. Yeah. That has ‘shitty day’ written all over it.
Throughout the first of the movie, we get a good sense of just how lonely Lourdes’ life is. Turns out that observing the emptiness of someone’s life is extremely boring. I have to give credit to director Greg Olliver though. He makes the most of what has to be a small budget. But try as he might, he can’t fix the fact that there really isn’t a lot to tell. I’m sure writer Marc Landau would claim he was going for a slow-burning atmosphere or whatever, but no… boring pretty much covers it
But wait! Surely there is a plot twist at the end that is completely going to save this movie, right? Well, you are right about the first part. Unfortunately I kinda figured it out already. I you have seen movies like The Sixth Sense or The Others, you probably will too. Oh shit, did I just give too much away? Be happy, I saved an hour and a half of your time!