Sleeping Dogs Lie
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A youthful indiscretion threatens to derail the relationship between an otherwise predictable young woman and her nice-guy fiancÚ in director Bob Goldthwait's revealing look at the high price of honesty in committed relationships. To the unassuming eye, Amy is a normal young woman with a bright future and a fabulous fiancÚ, but when Amy's probing husband-to-be suggests that the both parties come clean about their pasts before exchanging rings, the revelation that follows may be more than he's able to handle. Encouraged by her co-worker and mother to speak her peace and put the… More

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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 [UK]
"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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