Film critic Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian placed the film at #1 in his top ten films of all time (as submitted for the 2002 Sight & Sound Poll)

Shot in 20 days.

Kathleen plays on Descartes' famous "cogito ergo sum" (I think therefore I am) by saying "dedita ergo sum" (I do what I'm addicted to doing therefore I am) and "pecco ergo sum" (I sin therefore I am).

With both Edie Falco and Michael Imperioli in it, this film includes two actors that would go on to star in The Sopranos (1999).