Sleep With Me

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +2

Content: -3

Grunge couple, Joseph (Eric Stoltz) and Sarah (Meg Tilly), just got married. But the honeymoon is short-lived when their best friend, Frank (Craig Sheffer), proclaims his love for Sarah as well. Sarah's long-time habit of flirting with Frank has captured his heart and he is hopelessly in love with her. This bizarre love triangle has friends looking on in confusion as the trio try to sort things out. But Frank's mind is made up; he will not give up his pursuit of Sarah and continues to pronounce his love for her at a string of social gatherings. When Joseph figures out that Frank and Sarah have slept together, he confronts them. SLEEP WITH ME is a low budget feature which will probably only be in limited release. The actors do an outstanding job, however. Unfortunately, viewers with strong morals will probably find it difficult to relate to the characters and their humor.

SLEEP WITH ME is another film exploring the dysfunctionality of Generation X. These young adults drink and smoke their way through the movie, getting stoned or drunk in almost every scene. They do not respect authority and cannot communicate with each other without using the f-word. They engage in constant gender-bashing as neither sex understands the other. Their lives do not possess any sense of higher purpose. The film's preoccupation with sex seems to imply that intercourse is the only source of happiness. Marriage is mocked repeatedly, yet limply propped up at the end with minimal virtue. Frank and Sarah give in to their mutual attraction and sleep together. Their on-screen passion and nudity is supposed to convince us that they are in love. Meanwhile the wild Joseph, remains "loyal" to his wife, but not before heavily kissing and fondling the breasts of another woman. SLEEP WITH ME tries to redefine fidelity for Generation X, but, unfortunately, its minimalistic ethics are insufficient to repair the fabric of a modern Godless society.

Preview Reviewer: Krista Kay Bontrager
MGM/UA Dist., 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (10) times - Mild 3; Moderate 7

Obscene Language: Many (65) times (s-word 8, f-word 52, other 5

Profanity: Several (6) times - Regular 5 (J.C., G-d G), Exclamatory 1

Violence: None

Sex: Once (unmarried couple, with near nudity)

Nudity: Few times (breast nudity, near male and female nudity shown during sex)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Humorous discussion of the movie Top Gun as being a gay statement

Drugs: Almost constant hard drinking and smoking; smoking marijuana

Other: Gambling condoned, marriage relationship degraded numerous times, disrespect for authority; couple lives together before marriage

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Intended Audience: Teens and adults

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