is a 1998 film
directed by Dean Parisot
, starring Drew Barrymore
. It also starred Luke Wilson
and Shelley Duvall
The script was originally penned by writer Vince Gilligan for a film class at New York University. It was filmed in Lockhart, TX.
The film had a somewhat deceptive marketing campaign, positing it as a romantic comedy and glossing over the thriller elements. Catherine O'Hara's villainous character did not appear in the trailer at all.
The film is about a young pregnant fastfood worker Sally Jackson (Drew Barrymore
), who unwittingly falls in love with Dorian Montier (Luke Wilson
), the stepson of her baby's father, Henry Lever (Chris Ellis
). After Dorian and his brother Angus (Jake Busey
) kill their stepfather by scaring him to death for cheating on their mother, Beatrice Lever (Catherine O'Hara
), they go seek the woman that their stepfather was cheating with. In their search, Sally and Dorian fall in love while Dorian gets a job at Burger-Matic (the fast food place near the killing site). Both Dorian and Sally take a day off from work to go to the funeral, and Dorian spots Sally there. Dorian is faced with dealing with his feelings for Sally and his mother and brother's homicidal desires of revenge.