Intimate Relations (1996)




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Movie Info

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.
R (for distrubing sexual situations, a scene of related violence and some language)
Comedy , Drama
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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
James Aidan
as George
Judy Clifton
as Mrs. Fox-Davies
Christopher C. Cook
as Deirdre's Baby
Charles Hart
as Car Vendor
Amanda Holden
as Pamela
George Hart
as Car Vendor
Gary Meredith
as Mr. Jarvis
as Princess
Sarah Jane McKechnie
as Mrs. Latimer
Lucy Rivers
as Valerie
Sonya Sadler
as Mrs. Clitherow
Leanne Summers
as Girl At Swimming Pool
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Critic Reviews for Intimate Relations

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

There was just a growing emptiness that seemed to hang over its denouement...

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for Intimate Relations

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. Horrible.

Bill Jones
Bill Jones

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

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