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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Ginger Lynn Allen
Karen Black
Chris Denton
Elizabeth Saltarrelli
Directors
Daniel P Appleby
Screenwriters
Daniel P Appleby
Running Time
94 minutes

Bound and Gagged
A single woman, kidnaps one of her friends with the help of another, in an attempt to persuade her to leave her husband.


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Plot
Free spirited lesbian Elizabeth decides her two closest friends need extricating from destructive relationships: beer buddy Cliff has just bungled a suicide attempt after some serious, mainly sexual humiliation at the hands of his faithless wife, while housewife Leslie, her occasional lover, keeps crawling back to her bullying thug husband Steve. A kidnapping and road trip ensue.


Verdict
Being a low-budgeted independent picture it was thought that Boung and Gagged would be a lot better than it ended up. With a promising story, Saltarelli gives a lively performance as free-spirited Elizabeth but sadly several of the jokes fall flat and the ending is disappointing.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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