Sleeping Dogs Lie
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Amy is a seemingly normal young woman, adored by her parents and golden-boy fiancÚ. Her future looks bright until her fiancÚ suggests they tell each other their darkest secrets, things they have never told anyone. When Amy finally relents and reveals her secret, the results are both devastating and hilarious.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Plays into an almost primal fear that there's something so awful in your past that if you spill the beans the other person will split -- no matter how much he or she professes that nothing you could say would ever have that effect."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"A warm, mature, thought-provoking film that is, at times, surreal, often hilarious and ultimately very touching. Nice one, Bobcat."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Don't be put off by its offbeat credentials, because this is a warm-hearted and hilarious dissection of relationships, and how honesty isn't necessarily always the best policy."
‑ Ali Gray,
"...ultimately an emotionally affecting and thoroughly accomplished piece of work..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"An evenly paced, gently acted and subdued black comedy with a subversive moral at its heart."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"It's not like Amy was a serial canine abuser, for crying out loud. Had she been, the movie would be much more disgusting but also a lot more interesting and potentially more funny."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Sleeping Dogs Lie is worse than offensive, it's boring, and these busy days that's really unforgivable."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Leaves us with the less than satisfying disturbing message it's best to let sleeping dogs lie."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Bobcat Goldthwait has produced a flm that understands something about the gulf between what men claim they want from women, and the way they behave when we give it to them."
‑ Karina Longworth, Cinematical
"Had me howling with laughter."
‑ Johnny Vaughan, Sun Online
"Improbably, the movie manages to regroup after its outrageous opening and turn into an unpredictable, almost sweet, romantic comedy about the limits of candour."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Sleeping Dogs Lie does collar big laughs for anyone who isn't skeeved out by the whole idea."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Anchored, and essentially redeemed, by a fearless performance from Melinda Page Hamilton."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
"I liked the film but thought the bestiality theme held it back. A lot of people won't want to see the movie."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"Hamilton is wonderful as the bruised victim of an oedipal insanity for truth."
‑ James Christopher, Times [UK]
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