Lie With Me

Lie With Me

4.0 11
Director: Clement Virgo

Cast: Clement Virgo, Eric Balfour, Lauren Lee Smith, Polly Shannon

     
 

A young woman who's formed her sexual identity around anonymous one-night-stands considers the option of a committed, monogamous relationship in this erotic psychological drama. Introduced in voiceover, the twentysomething Leila (Lauren Lee Smith) makes clear her preferences for picking up guys based on mutual, animal attraction, asSee more details below

Overview

A young woman who's formed her sexual identity around anonymous one-night-stands considers the option of a committed, monogamous relationship in this erotic psychological drama. Introduced in voiceover, the twentysomething Leila (Lauren Lee Smith) makes clear her preferences for picking up guys based on mutual, animal attraction, as well as her desire to exhibit power over men. But when she locks eyes with the tall, dark, and handsome David (Eric Balfour), her priorities begin to change, and she finds herself wanting more from a man than just hot sex. Each partner has his or her own baggage -- David is taking care of an ailing father, while Leila is caught in the middle of her parents' messy separation. Already familiar with the concept of sexual liberation, Leila finds she has to be emotionally vulnerable as well if she wants to hang on to David. Directed by Canadian independent filmmaker Clement Virgo, Lie With Me had its world premiere at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival.

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It's second nature for most movies to avoid instances of random nudity, using a well-placed blanket or a precisely angled camera to preserve the modesty of the stars. A movie like Clement Virgo's Lie with Me goes in the other direction, including so much incidental nudity (even an old man's genitals make an appearance) that it's almost desensitizing. Perhaps the all-inclusive approach is Virgo's justification for his more graphic nudity, of which there is plenty -- so much, in fact, that the movie verges on being classified as pure smut. What keeps it in the realm of art is that it's consistently well made, the performances are genuine, and there's actual plot content devoted to something other than the lovers' carnal hunger. (Not much, but some.) Virgo's arty ambitions are evident from the opening shot, a soft-focus close-up of a woman's face, pulled out in dream-like slowness to reveal one hand holding a remote control, the other disappearing down the front of her skirt. That first minute pretty much summarizes Virgo's intentions: hardcore sexual interactions captured artfully, through grainy film stock and a moody score. The key to a movie like this, in which an animalistic sexual relationship goes through various stages of stability, is that the stars have chemistry and generate heat. That's definitely the case for Eric Balfour and Lauren Lee Smith, who are practically dripping with eroticism -- most notably Smith, whose promiscuous party girl also provides some pretty steamy voiceover. Should their humanity ever be in question, both characters are also supporting their parents through major life changes. While it's not entirely clear how these parental subplots relate to the characters' central yearnings, at least they're sensitively executed, developing Leila and David beyond the level of mere sexual ciphers.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/14/2006
UPC:
0821575534154
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
Velocity / Thinkfilm
Time:
1:33:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary track; Photo gallery; 5.1 digital surround/2.0 stereo; 16x9 anamorphic; Trailer gallery

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eric Balfour David
Lauren Lee Smith Leila
Polly Shannon Victoria
Don Francks Joshua
Kristin Lehman Rachel
Ron White Ben
Kate Lynch Marla
Michael Facciolo Actor

Technical Credits
Clement Virgo Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Tamara Faith Berger Screenwriter
Kathleen Climie Production Designer
Damon D'Oliveira Producer
Aaron Davis Score Composer
John Hazen Sound/Sound Designer
Sharon Lacoste Art Director
Susan Maggi Editor
David McCallum Sound/Sound Designer
Daniel Pellerin Sound/Sound Designer
Julia Rosenberg Executive Producer
Jan Rudy Sound/Sound Designer
Bissa Scekic Sound/Sound Designer
Barry Stone Cinematographer
Jane Tattersall Sound/Sound Designer
Byron Kent Wong Score Composer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lie With Me
1. Opening Sequence [6:00]
2. Dancing [5:42]
3. Divorce [5:15]
4. Look Beautiful [9:22]
5. See You [3:05]
6. Moving Out [8:26]
7. Girl in 203 [2:53]
8. Question [7:20]
9. In Love [5:58]
10. Packing [9:30]
11. Become Good [3:02]
12. In His Room [5:11]
13. Shy Guy [6:08]
14. Your Folks [4:59]
15. Wedding [6:12]
16. End Credits [3:40]

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