An awardee of the Montreal World Film Festival and the Australian Film Critics Circle, Alexandra's Project (2003) upends the stereotype of suburban domesticity with a vengeance. An office worker wakes up on his birthday to rambunctious horseplay by his young son and daughter; later at work he's greeted not only by cake but a raise. Feeling like king of the hill, he heads home at the end of the day, only to discover a void where his family ought to be—and worse.
"When the other shoe drops, it falls hard: Anticipating a surprise party after work, Sweet instead returns to an empty home with the furniture upended, all the light bulbs unscrewed, and a videotape waiting ominously on the television."—The Onion A.V. Club
"Ingenious! The two principal actors are superb."—Variety
"A movie that will leave few men unrattled and many women vicariously satisfied."—Toronto Star