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You Belong to Me
Jeffrey has met the man of his dreams, hunky Frenchman Ren‚, but he's an elusive lover. When Jeffrey discovers where Ren‚ lives, he impulsively moves into the same building. But the move backfires as Ren‚ becomes cold and distant. Instead, the landlady Gladys lavishes attention on her new tenant. Soon Jeffrey realizes that there's something strange going on - especially when he hears mysterious moans beneath his floorboards and learns that he's not the first Jeffrey to live in the apartment. When he stumbles on Gladys' dark secret, will it cost him his life? Stars include Daniel Sauli (The Sopranos,Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Sex & the City) and Patti D'Arbanville (Perfect Stranger, World Trade Center, Rescue Me, Nip/Tuck).
Jeffrey has met the man of his dreams, hunky Frenchman Ren , but he s an elusive lover. When Jeffrey discovers where Ren lives, he impulsively moves into the same building. But the move backfires as Ren becomes cold and distant. Instead, the landlady Gladys lavishes attention on her new tenant. Soon Jeffrey realizes that there s something strange going on especially when he hears mysterious moa
||Daniel Sauli, Patti D'Arbanville, Heather Simms, Julien Lucas, Sherman Howard|
||Color, Dolby, Widescreen, NTSC|
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|DVD Release Date:
||June 10, 2008|
|Average Customer Rating:
|| based on 9 reviews|
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6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Excellent ThrillerJul 23, 2008
By D. Jackson
An excellent indy Hitchcock-ian thriller with a shocker ending. Nicely produced and expertly directed. That the main character,Jeffery,(the charming Daniel Sauli) is gay is secondary to the plot. Jeffrey,a NYC architect, becomes infatuated with his sexy one night stand and comes upon him sometime after their encounter while out walking his dog, Max. He follows Ren back to his apartment building and there finds a notice for an empty apartment. Enter the landlady/owner, Gladys, played by the excellent and ever-so-creepy Patti D'Arbanville,she insists upon showing him the apartment, He decides to take it and thus begins the real plot. To say more would spoil the story,suffice to say this is a movie that you'll enjoy a great deal if you are fond of this genre.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Smart and SuspensefulAug 11, 2008
By J. Watts
As in Alfred Hitchcock's films, the suspense in Sam Zalusky's "You Belong to Me" stems from the psychological complexity of the characters. There are no black and white heroes and villains here but complex human beings whose motivations and emotions ring true throughout the film, thanks to both the quality of the screenplay and the quality of the cast, especially the inspired Patti D'Arbanville. The real source of horror in "You Belong to Me" is how in our increasingly alienating society, people's search for connection with each other can go horribly wrong. And in this film, when things do go wrong, we shudder not just with fear but with recognition of our own human foibles.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Great Build-Up, But Ending Very AbruptMay 28, 2012
This was definitely a refreshing film. It has an interesting plot, and I like the interaction between the lead character and his best friend.
Shortly into the movie, the protagonist takes an apartment in a building so that he can be near a guy he desires. Unfortunately, the love is unrequited. After he moves into the building, things turn dramatically worse for him. Saying more, would give away the plot.
This part of the story is very suspenseful. The viewer is kept intrigued waiting to discover the motive of the people who are threatening the protagonist and to see how the conflict is resolved. So, after all of that wonderful build-up, the reason for the conflict and the resolution left me wanting more.
I totally "get" the reason for the conflict, but the actors involved did not portray "insanity" effectively to make that explanation credible. They were just too campy. Also, the resolution -- "I'm here" -- was way too short. It did not give this wonderful film the conclusion it deserved. I say - watch it, but I think you will like the run-up more than the finish.
CHEESY GAY THRILLERSep 09, 2012
This is a low buget movie, an ok storyline. Nothing to write home about. Its alright for watching one time. Wouldnt pay alot for this dvd.
Superior thrillerJul 17, 2011
"You Belong to Me" is a super Hitchcockian thriller from director Sam Zalutsky. Jeffrey (Daniel Sauli) is a young gay architect who becomes obsessed with Rene (Julien Lucas) a handsome one night stand who rebuffs his attempts to continue their relationship. So obsessed is he, that Jeffrey follows Rene and, discovering where he lives, impulsively decides to rent an apartment in the same building, owned by landlady Gladys (Patti D'Arbanville).
Once he moves in he finds himself becoming in turn the object of obsession of the strange landlady. Mysteries abound in the building. Why does Gladys take such an interest in her new tenant? Why did the former tenant of his apartment (who also happened to be named Jeffrey) disappear so suddenly, leaving his belongings behind? Who is the creepy handyman who peers through the apartment windows? And most of all, what are the strange groans coming from the apartment below Jeffrey's?
As our hero tries to unravel the mysteries he finds himself plunged into a terrifying nightmare which threatens his sanity and his very life.
Sometimes funny, often down right frightening, the movie spins along at a rapid pace, giving the viewer little time to pause and catch his breath. The ending sequences are superb.
The standout performance belongs to D'Arbanville, who is the epitome of creepiness. Sauli is fine as Jeffrey. The only weak performance (and the weakest link in the whole movie) is given by Lucas, whose bland character makes it difficult to appreciate Jeffrey's obsession.
Is the story improbable? Absolutely! But then, the stories behind most thrillers are. These things, after all, don't happen to people everyday. If the viewer can suspend disbelief and just go along for the ride, he will be rewarded with 82 minutes of enjoyable suspense!
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