I don't have a problem with the lack of explanation for everything in this future society. An author or writer cannot build an entire world and explain everything in one fell swoop. Movie length doesn't lend itself well to that. However, the actors all seem to play their parts with dazed looks. Tim Robbins seems more like a bemused old man than participating in a passionate love affair that he can't get off his mind. As another review wrote, the movie imparts no sense of dread or wrongness from anyone about Code 46. The movie ends up being a series of awkward situations at best.