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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Melinda Page Hamilton
Bryce Johnson
Directors
Bobcat Goldthwaite
Screenwriters
Running Time
89 minutes

Sleeping Dogs
Clumsy comedy on the notion that perhaps honesty is not always the best policy.


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Sleeping Dogs

Plot
Amy (Hamilton) and John (Johnson) are about to become engaged, and in deciding to be completely honest with her husband-to-be, reveals a bizarre sexual indiscretion she experienced while she was in college. All the clichés of "I feel like I can tell you anything" are about to come crashing down…


Verdict
You can rely on Goldthwaite to demolish sentimental notions with the power of a force ten gale, but clumsy filmmaking seriously hampers his idea's own effectiveness, resulting in a rather plodding black comedy.


Reviewed by Sam Toy

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