The Technical Writer | 2002
Merriman Jessup suffers from agoraphobia complicated by acute social anxiety disorder and has cut himself from almost all physical contact with the outside world. He exists in a place where a simple greeting from a stranger on the street can terrorrize him. Jessup lives hidden away like an urban monk, without leaving his Hollywood apartment building. Jessup's well-guarded, carefully preserved reclusion is shattered by the arrival of a pair of dazzling, cosmopolitan new neighbors. This couple is a whirlwind of life, charm, and decadent extravagance. When, shortly after they move in, the husband is called overseas for a two-month job, his enigmatic wife, Slim, decides to play Dr. Frankenstein to the damaged agoraphobic creature she finds lurking near her new home.