Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006) - Synopsis

Amy (Melinda Page Hamilton) is a seemingly normal young girl, adored by her parents and golden-boy fiancé, John (Bryce Johnson). Her future looks bright until her fiancé suggests they tell each other their darkest secrets…things they have never told anyone. When Amy finally relents and reveals her secret, everything falls apart.

Bobcat Goldthwait has written and directed a story that adeptly explores honesty, family, forgiveness, and courage. By frankly probing our relationships and idealization of the absolute virtues of honesty, SLEEPING DOGS LIE is a funny and perceptive dark comedy.

“Sleeping Dogs Lie” is independent filmmaking at its best: raw, original, and hilarious. Fueled by a standout lead performance by Melinda Page Hamilton, well-drawn characters and Goldthwait’s very special sensibilities, this sparkling comedy proves that it doesn’t take money to make a film that everyone will want to see.