Sleeping with the Devil

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  • TV-PG
  • 1997
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 5.7  (585)

Sleeping with the Devil is a thriller movie that was released in 1997. The movie features Shannen Doherty, Tim Matheson, Bonnie Bartlett, and many others. The movie is directed by William A. Graham and produced by Paul Pompian from the screenplay by Peter Lance. The story revolves around a young woman named Suzanne (Shannen Doherty) who falls in love with a charming and successful doctor named Michael (Tim Matheson). They soon get married, and Suzanne feels like she has found the perfect man. However, she soon realizes that her perfect life is nothing but an illusion. Michael turns out to be a manipulative and controlling person who is also having an affair with his colleague, Adrian (Mimi Craven).

Suzanne then discovers that Michael has a dark and mysterious past, and she begins to investigate his shady past. She finds out that Michael is responsible for the death of his first wife and has been manipulating her all along. Suzanne becomes determined to leave him, but Michael is unwilling to let her go. He tries to destroy her reputation and make her feel guilty for wanting to leave him.

As the movie progresses, the tension and suspense continuously increases, making the audience wonder what Michael's next move will be. Suzanne's life becomes a nightmare, and she realizes that escaping Michael's grasp may be impossible. The climax of the movie makes the audience hold their breaths as Suzanne finally confronts Michael and puts forth all of his deeds to the public.

Sleeping with the Devil highlights the real danger of falling for the wrong person who can ruin your life entirely. The film showcases how guilt can be used as a tool of manipulation and how it can destroy one's psychological well-being. The movie shows an accurate portrayal of a victim of domestic abuse, showing how the abuser can destroy their victim's reputation, mental health, and even their physical well-being. The movie ends on a triumphant note, showcasing the strength and resilience of its protagonist.

Shannen Doherty's performance as Suzanne is commendable. She portrays the psychological turmoil of her character very well, making the audience feel sympathetic toward her. Tim Matheson's portrayal of Michael as an abuser who tries to cover up his tracks is also notable. Bonnie Bartlett, who plays Suzanne's mother, delivers an essential role and provides a moral backbone for the protagonist.

The cinematography of Sleeping with the Devil is impressive; it captures the mood and atmosphere of the film flawlessly. The shots in the movie are well-framed, making excellent use of lighting and shadow to create the eerie feeling that haunts the protagonist. The music used in the movie is excellent and complements the mood of the film effectively.

In conclusion, Sleeping with the Devil is a thrilling and suspenseful movie that showcases the dangers of falling in love with the wrong person. The movie features commendable performances by its cast, excellent cinematography, and a fitting musical score. If you're looking for a tense and suspensful thriller, Sleeping with the Devil will not disappoint.

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    5.7  (585)