Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006 film)
|Sleeping Dogs Lie|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Bobcat Goldthwait|
|Produced by||Marty Pasetta, Jr.|
|Written by||Bobcat Goldthwait|
|Starring||Melinda Page Hamilton
|Music by||Gerald Brunskill|
|Cinematography||Ian S. Takashi|
|Editing by||Jason Stewart|
|Distributed by||Roadside Attractions
Samuel Goldwyn Films LLC
|Running time||87 minutes|
Sleeping Dogs Lie (originally titled Stay) is a comedy film written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, about a woman whose relationships are damaged when she reluctantly reveals that she committed an act of bestiality with her dog while at college.
An impulsive act of bestiality from her distant past haunts Amy, an otherwise seemingly ordinary young woman with a bright future and nice-guy fiancé. But her fiancé has suggested that the couple be completely honest and tell each other everything. When Amy finally relents, encouraged to tell the truth by her co-worker and mother (neither of whom knows what she has to disclose), and reveals her secret at the home of her parents and misfit brother, all hell breaks loose.
After everyone learns that Amy gave her dog oral sex, her life falls apart. Amy's fiance dumps her in disgust and her parents disown her. She begins dating her co-worker who is oblivious toward her secret despite his attempts to have her disclose it to him. After her mother dies suddenly, Amy makes up with her father. She decides to never tell her boyfriend about her secret, preferring to "let sleeping dogs lie."
The UK release was 16 March 2007.
The film has been renamed Sleeping Dogs for the UK release, dropping the "lie" part of the title which featured in the American release.
The film received generally positive reviews by critics but was not well received by the audience members. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 65% approval rating with an average rating of 6.2/10 based on 51 reviews. The website's consensus reads, "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."
- "Sleeping Dogs Lie (2005)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 01 September 2013.
- Sleeping Dogs Lie at Rotten Tomatoes
- Interview with Bobcat Goldthwait
- Sleeping Dogs Lie at the Internet Movie Database
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