Film #60: I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW
I Think We’re Alone Now
2 out of 5 stars
This documentary centers on themes such as fandom, obsession, and yes, madness, all centered around ‘80’s pop singer Tiffany. The film is the story of Jeff (a 50-year-old man with Asperger's syndrome) and Kelly (an "intersexual" who claims to have had an inspirational friendship with the singer when they were teens). Both are clearly delusional and borderline dangerous, but what’s most disturbing is that the filmmakers present these folks as if their obsession / fixation was something normal. It CLEARLY is not. Another interesting aspect of the doc is that Tiffany herself is shown (at signings, etc), but never actually talked to. So, we miss out on the other side of the equation – what SHE thinks about the people who are stalking her. So, in the end, the film seems scattered and unfocused which only minimizes its impact. Rentable… but by no means necessary.