Sleeping Dogs Lie
Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 20, 2006
DVD Release Date: April 10, 2007
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though Sleeping Dogs Lie treats its subject and characters humanely, it's unable to overcome the low-budget production and Bobcat Goldthwait's pedestrian directing.

Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

A warm, mature, thought-provoking film that is, at times, surreal, often hilarious and ultimately very touching. Nice one, Bobcat.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

suffice to say Sleeping Dogs is a comedy of rather questionable taste.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Sleeping Dogs Lie is worse than offensive, it's boring, and these busy days that's really unforgivable.

Ali Gray

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.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Improbably, the movie manages to regroup after its outrageous opening and turn into an unpredictable, almost sweet, romantic comedy about the limits of candour.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Sleeping Dogs Lie does collar big laughs for anyone who isn't skeeved out by the whole idea.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Leaves us with the less than satisfying disturbing message it's best to let sleeping dogs lie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A woman who gave her dog a blow job during college reveals her indiscretion to her fiance and tries to save the relationship. Writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait… More
Leigh Ryan
What? This is so not normal...
Gordon Anderson
After seeing the triumphant 'World's Best Dad' I saught out this earlier work from Goldthwait and wasn't disappointed. Tackling the… More
Red Lats
Tackles an interesting question. Should you tell your lover/fiancÚ absolutely every little secret about your past? I enjoyed the film; sometimes a white lie… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"A youthful, impulsive sexual encounter opens the door to a dark comedy about the complexities of honesty."</i> An impulsive sexual… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Sleeping Dogs Lie," Amy(Melinda Page Hamilton), a teacher, has just gotten engaged to John(Bryce Johnson), a would-be writer… More