Monday, May 11, 2009
Sleeping Dogs Lie. Feature film. (2006, 97 mins) IMDB
A young woman wonders if she should tell her fiancée the whole truth about her past. When in university, she, I can't believe this is part of a film, blew her dog. I thought I heard wrong. Nope. This past event plays the central role of the film and the central theme. Should you be totally honest with your lover? Yes or no. The film shows the not surprising negative aspects of her telling him. It tears the relationship apart. To complicate matters, he's not the only one to find out.
I like the theme: how honest should you be with your lover, but this test of the case goes too far and doesn't make the film a romantic comedy. Far from romantic and with crude humour.
The camera shots and look felt like a cheap porn film. Was it shot with video instead of film? It looks cheap.
Having said that, there were moments that were charming. It could have been such a better film.
Posted 2009/05/11 at 20h31ET in Movie Commentary.