I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW is a documentary that focuses on two individuals: Jeff and Kelly, who claim to be in love with the 1980s pop singer Tiffany. Jeff Turner, a 52-year-old man from Santa Cruz, California, has attended Tiffany concerts since 1988. Diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, Jeff lives alone off of government checks and has never had a girlfriend. Jeff spends his days hanging out on the streets of Santa Cruz, striking up conversations with anyone who has a moment to spare about conspiracy theories, God and Tiffany. Kelly McCormick is a 35-year-old intersex sports fanatic from Denver, Colorado, who claims to have been friends with Tiffany as a teenager. She credits Tiffany as the shining star who has motivated her to do everything in her life. Through both humorous and heartbreakingly sensitive scenes, the film takes a look at Jeff and Kelly's lives, revealing the source of their clinging obsessions.
Cast & Crew
- Awards & Accolades
- Best Documentary Fantasia International Film Festival 2008
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i imagine this is the kind of movie that gets a lot of different reactions from people. for me, it was difficult and complexly sad in ways that are hard to summarize. given the ephemerality and general cheesiness of tiffany as a pop sensation, it's something of a shock how genuine these people are, and the filmmakers do take advantage of how beyond-shame their obsessions have become. that said, it's intensely empathetic and does not end up feeling as exploitative or mean-spirited as it might seem at first. unforgettable and definitely at home in the "cult" section...
Odd film, but well done.