An offbeat film about 27-year-old Buck (Mike White) reuniting with boyhood friend Chuck (Chris Weitz), who decides -- evidence to the contrary -- that they're still best pals. This fascinating look at the weird chemistry of attachment and obsession gets darker as a rebuffed Chuck begins to stalk Buck, who'll need a huge No-Pest Strip to end the one-sided infatuation.
Won: Best Feature, 2001 Independent Spirit Awards
Nominated: Best Debut, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Female (Ontiveros), 2001 Independent Spirit Awards; Grand Jury Prize, 2000 Sundance Film Festival
Manages to be not only consistently droll but cumulatively poignant and even scary. -- J. Hoberman, THE VILLAGE VOICE