Romy Scott (Kristen Booth) is afraid of lobsters, closed boxes, kissing, and storms. But her biggest fear is of going outside because every time she does, something bad happens. Choosing not to go outside ever again, Romy constructs a new life inside her apartment and figures out how to negotiate her debilitating fears by using the help of her close acquaintances. But when her most important helper – an old lady who lives across the hall – kicks the bucket, Romy is suddenly left on the doorstep of facing her fears. Things go from bad to worse when the old lady’s nomadic nephew arrives to squat in the empty apartment. Their initial mutual aggravation quickly leads to friendship and incredulously, Romy begins to conquer her fears one by one with his help. As they fall for each other, Romy finds herself at a crossroads; the man she loves is by nature, a man on the go.
At Home By Myself... With You, had its world premiere at the 2009 Vancouver International Film Festival.
80 minutes - Romantic Comedy
Opening date: March 5, 2010
Review by Glen Russell