Bobcat Goldthwait the frantic shrieking comedian who gained fame in several POLICE ACADEMY films follows up his debut feature as a writer-director--1992s SHAKES THE CLOWN--with SLEEPING DOGS LIE a surprisingly tender romantic black comedy. Melinda Page Hamilton gives a terrific lead performance as Amy a young woman with a deep dark secret something very stupid that she did in college. Eight years later as her relationship with John (Bryce Johnson) intensifies she considers telling him what she did as he believes in total honesty. When she finally does her entire world comes crashing down. Her rather strange mother (a very funny Bonita Friedericy) and hunk of a father (Geoff Pierson) wont speak to her her drug-addicted loser of a brother Dougie (Jack Plotnick) revels in her failure and agony and John is not sure he can spend the rest of his life with someone who has committed such an outrageous act even if it was a silly mistake that she regrets. Amy a teacher finds solace in Ed (Colby French) a co-worker going through his own marital problems but everyone else has abandoned her. Goldthwait has written and directed a very funny very poignant film one that looks seriously at the meaning and importance of truth and honesty--and when it is okay to keep some things to oneself. The supporting cast is excellent including a wry turn by comedian Brian Posehn as Randy Dougies drug-addled dealer who has a crush on Amy. The soundtrack features You Got It by Roy Orbison who actually figures prominently in the rather twisted but charming plot.
Interview with Bobcat Goldthwait, Behind the scenes, Trailer, Scene selection
Release Date: 09 July 2007
Certificate: 18 - Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0\DTS Surround 5.1\Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 87 minutes
Production Year: 2006
Main Language: English