Cleopatra's Second Husband
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Leaving for vacation, art photographer Robert (Hipp) and his controlling wife Hallie (Schram) leave their house to two house-sitters Zack (Kestner) and Sophie (Mitchell). Things take a turn when they return home and find that Zack and Sophie want to stay. A twisted erotic love triangle develops as this young married couple who've lost the passion in their relationship become involved with the sexy house sitters who won't leave...--© Indican

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a bitter pill to swallow, featuring a quartet of unsympathetic characters and an unrelenting air of misanthropy."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"A diabolically clever psychological suspense movie."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"It becomes a quite interesting tale of co-dependency, and the illusions of control people can construct in their lives."
‑ Ron Wells, Film Threat
"Illogical, unentertaining, and downright unappetizing, this is a miserable attempt at black comedy that succeeds in neither making us hate, love, nor even feel sorry for its mischief makers."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Paul Hipp ... garners no sympathy from the viewer as he allows, without reason, everyone to walk over his emotions and needs."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"One of those potentially interesting movies that takes its sweet time getting to the point -- by which time many audience members will likely have bailed out or dozed off."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Unlike its Hollywood kin ... this scene from the class gurgle has the courage of its convictions -- which are misanthropic enough to make Neil LaBute wince."
‑ Mark Holcomb, Village Voice
"A tough thriller to find enjoyable or completely satisfying no matter how well crafted the story is by writer-director Jon Reiss ..."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Jon Reiss's script has trouble finding its footing, and the plot progresses in awkward jerks."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, Citysearch
"The execution of [Reiss's] nightmare ultimately moves too slowly to make this late-blooming freak-out worth waiting for."
‑ , E! Online
"The characters are so dislikable that not much seems to be at stake."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"For anyone who doesn't mind being exposed to something a little dark and unsettling, Cleopatra's Second Husband offers 90 minutes of intriguing cinema."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"A weakly performed rehash of master-slave role-reversal tales like The Servant."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Examiner
"The story is so oddly executed that it frequently seems weird for weirdness' sake."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Brutality, poison, torture and other rainy-day fun rules the day and makes this somewhat derivative film an unhinged, sicko treat to watch."
‑ Dave White, IFilm
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