Alice and Darlene are best friends who decide to celebrate their high school graduation with a trip to Thailand. There, they meet handsome Australian Nick Parks, who convinces them to travel to Hong Kong, but is actually using them to smuggle drugs. The two girls are sentenced to decades in prison, and must contact a greedy American lawyer to try and regain their freedom.
"...Danes and Beckinsale confirm their status as two of the young actresses on the scene today most worth watching..." (Variety)
"...[Danes and Beckinsale] bring warmth and urgency to the central relationship..." (Sight and Sound)
"...What's new and worth watching....is the well-delineated, very female, evolving connection between [Danes and Beckinsale]..." (Entertainment Weekly)
"...Convincingly acted and directed....The elements are intelligent and intriguing..." (Box Office)
"...The heart of the film is in the performances of Danes and Beckinsale....[The film] plays the material straight, to great effect..." (Chicago Sun-Times)