Sean Donnelly's I Think We're Alone Now follows two obsessed fans, a 50 year old Asperger's sufferer Jeff Turner, and a 35-year-old intersex individual Kelly McCormick who both claim to be very much in love with 80's pop sensation Tiffany. With a nice mix of humor and sympathy, the film chronicles these two individuals' lonely lives, who have been classified as stalkers by the average joe. Make no mistake, both Jeff and Kelly are have some deeply unsettling psychological issues with real mental anguish but the film never treats them as violent individuals, rather as two people whose severe loneliness has left them desperate for someone or something to connect too. As the film progresses, Sean Donnelly shows how Tiffany is just an idol these two individuals can look up too and confide in, with no malice whatsoever in their hearts. Equal parts heartbreak and eeriness, I Think We're Alone Now shows how a life totally devoid of compassion or affection can push someone with psychological issues closer to madness and obsession. I Think We'are Alone Now is a film that's a little unnerving at first, but as the film progresses, the viewer begins to feel compassion for these two lonely individuals, totally invested in their abnormal lives.
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