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Housebound

Housebound (2000)

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A woman rents her bungalow to a man who loves cooking, but according to her distorted mind he uses his knives more than he should.

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An eerily effective little thriller that cleverly uses agoraphobia as its lynchpin.

October 21, 2006 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

Audience Reviews for Housebound

aka Kitchen Privileges. This is a lethargic, deathly slow-paced take on the Roman Polanski classic Repulsion, only bereft of imagination. Marie's agoraphobia is played in a bizarre, totally unrealistic fashion, and Katharina Wressnig's performance alternates between sleepwalking and shrillness. Very little works here except an occasional inspired visual moment (most of which are taken from Repulsion), and I can't even recommend this for die-hard fans of Peter Sarsgaard, as this is easily his weakest performance - though given the quality of the material he's given that's hardly a shocker. Definitely safe to skip this.
November 1, 2009
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