Sleeping Dogs Lie
October 20, 2006
Bobcat Goldthwait steps into the director's chair for the first time since the underrated Shakes the Clown for Sleeping Dogs Lie (which played at Sundance under the title Stay.) Melinda Paige Hamilton plays Amy, a sweet innocent kindergarden teacher who is engaged to her nice guy fiance, who suggests a policy of complete honesty as they prepare to begin their life together. The problem is that Amy has a dark secret from her past, and it's not that she once dated Fabio.
Leave it to Bobcat Goldthwait to take the romantic comedy where it's never been before as Amy faces a dilemma that Julia Roberts or Reese Witherspoon is unlikely to ever have to deal with. (Dan Krovich/BOP)