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Intimate Relations (1996)

Intimate Relations




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Set during the 1950s in a small coastal English town, this fact-based, bitter black comedy chronicles the twisted relationship between the female members of the Beasley family and their handsome young boarder Harold.more
Rating: R (for distrubing sexual situations, a scene of related violence and some language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Philip Goodhew
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 10, 1998
Fox Searchlight Pictures


Julie Walters
as Marjorie Beasley
Rupert Graves
as Harold Guppy
Laura Sadler
as Joyce Beasley
Matthew Walker
as Stanley Beasley
Holly Aird
as Dierdre
Les Dennis
as Maurice
Judy Clifton
as Mrs. Fox-Davies
Christopher C. Cook
as Deirdre's Baby
Charles Hart
as Car Vendor
George Hart
as Car Vendor
Gary Meredith
as Mr. Jarvis
as Princess
Lucy Rivers
as Valerie
Sonya Sadler
as Mrs. Clitherow
Leanne Summers
as Girl At Swimming Poo...
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Critic Reviews for Intimate Relations

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (7)

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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January 1, 2000
Houston Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Intimate Relations

A very crazy and unusual romp through '50s England. Take a look and be astonished at where the film takes viewers.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

The movie might have been bearable as purely a work of fiction. However, it was based on a murder committed by a pedophile, who seduced and killed the two victims. In fact, he assaulted the daughter at their final picnic before stabbing her through the heart.

To have a movie portray this as not only a vehicle for a heroic young man as victim, but as a "dark comedy" is unconscionable. It would have worked much better as a close-to-the-facts drama. Surely the real story was strange enough.


Bill J.
Bill Jones

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