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  • NR
  • 2003
  • 1 hr 22 min
  • 5.3  (330)

Klepto is a 2003 drama film that highlights the dark side of human behavior, specifically kleptomania, the irresistible impulse to steal things even if one doesn't need them. Directed by Thomas Trail, the movie stars Meredith Bishop, Jsu Garcia, and Leigh Taylor-Young, as they take audiences on an intense and emotional journey through the mind of a young kleptomaniac.

The film revolves around Emily (Meredith Bishop), a beautiful and intelligent college student who is struggling with her cravings to steal. Despite her upper-class upbringing, Emily can't resist the temptation to steal things every chance she gets, even if it's only for the thrill of it. She constantly rationalizes her behavior by claiming to be a collector, searching for the perfect addition to her collections. However, her stealing habit has far-reaching consequences that threaten to destroy her relationships with her best friend, her boyfriend, and her family.

As the movie unfolds, the consequences of Emily's actions become more severe. She is caught shoplifting and is forced to attend therapy sessions with Dr. Cross (Leigh Taylor-Young), a renowned psychologist. Emily is reluctant to open up about her condition, and when she does, she refuses to admit that she has a problem. Dr. Cross, however, is determined to help her.

Things become complicated when Emily meets the handsome detective Damian (Jsu Garcia) who is investigating a string of high-end burglaries. Damian becomes intrigued and suspicious of Emily's actions, and begins to track her movements closely. Despite her attraction to him, Emily is wary of Damian's intense interest in her life.

As Emily's situation becomes more dire, she struggles to resist the urge to steal, but eventually her addiction gets the best of her. She steals a high-end watch from a friend's father, and when she is caught, she is expelled from school and sent to rehab. The road to recovery is not an easy one for Emily, and she battles with her addiction every step of the way.

The film explores the complexities of kleptomania and the psychological impact it has on individuals who suffer from the disorder. The story is an intense and emotional rollercoaster, with moments of humor and warmth punctuated by moments of dramatic tension. It showcases the struggle of individuals who suffer from kleptomania, exploring the reasons behind their behavior, the shame and guilt that comes with it, and their attempts at redeeming themselves and seeking help to overcome the addiction.

Overall, Klepto is a thought-provoking and insightful film that shines a light on addiction, mental illness, and the forces that drive people to act against their best interests. It is a story of redemption and self-discovery that audiences will not soon forget.

Klepto is a 2003 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 22 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

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    5.3  (330)