CRY OF THE OWL (2009)
Directed by Jamie Thraves
Written by Jamie Thraves, Patricia Highsmith (novel)
Starring Chloe Bailey, Adam Baldwin, Angela Bassett and Julia Stiles
The depressed and needy designer Robert Forrester has just moved from New York to work in the Lavigne Aeronautics in a small town. Robert is under pressure and stalking Jenny Thierolf, sneaking around the woods every night to see the happiness of the young woman that lives alone in an isolated house. Robert is divorcing from his cruel and cynical wife Nickie Grace in New York and is not interested in another relationship at that moment. When Jenny sees Robert snooping her, he introduces himself and she surprisingly invites him to talk to her and drink a coffee. When Jenny’s boyfriend Greg Wyncoop proposes her, she realizes that she does not love him and breaks up with Greg. Then Jenny falls in love with Robert and pursues him everywhere; however does not want to commit with her. Robert is loathed by Greg’s friends and one day, Greg forces Robert’s car off the road and attacks Robert, but Robert hits him in self-defense and leaves Greg unconscious nearby a river. When Greg goes missing, Robert becomes the prime-suspect of the police. He loses his promotion; he is suspended from his job; his friend Jack Neilson leaves him; his landlord asks his house back; and Jenny commits suicide. When Robert is shot on the street, he is sure that the responsible is Greg, but nobody believes him.