Lie with Me


Lie with Me

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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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Audience Reviews for Lie with Me

  • Jun 24, 2010
    Clement Virgo's "Lie With Me" is a depressing picture about two lonely souls who happen to meet and engage in a sexual relationship. The story begins with a woman named Leila(Lauren Lee Smith) who is seen as a lonely creature with a strong sexual appetite. At night Leila goes out to night clubs and through voiceover she explains about sexual stories about the men she had fun with. Just before leaving the party with another guy to fling with, Leila sees and lock eyes on a young male stud named David(Eric Balfour). Leila and the unknown stranger have a quick fling outside of the club while David(who is inside of his truck with his gf) is looking across, getting turned on by Leila's skills. David's gf copies Leila's actions but to David seems less turned on by the process. The two lonely souls meet at a quiet park in Toronto and later on next thing you know begin a sexual relationship. Both seem to be really attracted to one another and the two seem to wonder if they could take their realtionship to a higher serious level. The filmmaker Clement Virgo is interested in the fascination of casual sex between both partners and the games that they play but I don't know if that is a good message to send out to an audience. It's easy for one to like to have sex but harder to fall in love. I felt pretty disappointed in Leila because she has no love for David and in one scene leaves him after they slept together because she doesn't know how to love. Then she wants to come back to David because she feels lonely and cannot find another guy who can please her the way David does. He rejects her.(One can sense the stupid games women love to play on men) The third act is almost a repeat from the early parts of the picture. By then I grew restless. Virgo's film is shot quite well and he loves to use camera speeds slowing the frames down to draw a heightened reality but overall I couldn't recommend this film due to the repetitive softcore scenes and first encounters/seperations between Leila and David. The ending is really a letdown.
    Brian R Super Reviewer
  • Jun 30, 2008
    very entertaining and interesting from a psychological standpoint.
    Chosen 7 Super Reviewer
  • Nov 01, 2007
    Waste of time soft porn with a bit of a storyline. I couldn't even sit through it.
    A B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 20, 2007
    This movie gets two stars, and why only because Eric Balfour is amazing to look at, with clothes and without clothes. Otherwise this was not a good movie, I found the characters to be unlikeable, and I was so annoyed with Lauren Lee Smith. I could not stand her character, her minimal voice over was annoying too, what she had to say, not interesting. Sure they tried to have this from a females point of view, sex that is, but it just did not work at all for me. The sex scenes are confronting, and they aren't bad (Except one), but also can't help feel they did it in the way that they did to get this film noticed. Lauren Lee Smith spends most of the movie nude, or wearing see through clothes (Yes that is soo realistic, not). There is a nude dance sequence which looks so stupid, it was hard to watch. Even the character of David's sick old man you see nude, they wanted lots of nude, and it was all so pointless. I really can't recommend this, only if you want to sit through a bad movie and see Eric Balfour naked and having sex. Even then, fast forward everything else!
    Marcey I Super Reviewer

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