Wes Bentley (Evan)Winona Ryder (Charlotte)Ray Romano (Abel)Gina Hecht (Hilde)A.J. Trauth (Greg)Katherine Boecher (Clara)John Billingsley (Brady)Alison Moir (Susan)Mickey Mickey (Robin)Kurt Caceres (Sammy)Allan Rich (Francis)Richard Riehle (Man at Gorge)Michael Cornacchia (Client)Ivar Brogger (Priest)Jules Adrianna Sorensen (House of Pies Waitress)Rachel Grant (Peppercorn Waitress)Mario Aguilar Jr. (Delivery Man)Kathrin Middleton (Mom)
Evan keeps to himself, almost without affect. He's 30, a former foster child, living alone, writing suicide notes for people. He attends a client's funeral and meets Charlotte, the client's sister. She pursues Evan; he's silent about his real work and invents a friendship with the brother. About the same time, Evan starts working with Abel, a new client, a composer of phone-waiting music who's depressed. Evan confides in Abel about Charlotte as she begins to draw him out. Crises await the self-contained Evan: his relationship with Charlotte is based on a lie, and his incipient friendship with Abel is headed toward suicide. Are more dead ends ahead?