History Film / SleepingWithTheEnemy

24th Sep '16 5:29:53 PM shamblingdead2
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** She is wearing a life jacket. It's blue; we see it when she's on the boat, but it's hard to see in the swimming scene.
24th Sep '16 5:12:59 PM shamblingdead2
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* ThereAreNoTherapists : Sara has some serious problems and it will take her a long time to heal. Yet the film implies that a nice boyfriend is the answer.
18th Sep '16 9:29:42 PM DrOO7
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** Laura's mother, who tells him where she's living and who she's datin (she's blind and thanks to him disguising his voice, she thinks she's talking to a cop who wants to help).


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* WholesomeCrossdresser: Laura disguises herself as a man when visiting her mother. Good thing too, as Martin would have recognized her otherwise.
29th Apr '16 11:18:55 AM Mdumas43073
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''Sleeping with the Enemy'' is a 1991 psychological thriller film, directed by Joseph Ruben. It was based on a 1987 novel of the same name by Nancy Price. The protagonist was Creator/JuliaRoberts, who escapes from her abusive, obsessive husband, played by Patrick Bergin. She captures the attention of a kindly gentleman, played by Kevin Anderson.

The score by JerryGoldsmith won the BMI Film Music Award, 1992, and the film was nominated for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Award for 1992 in four categories: Best Actress (Roberts), Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor (Bergin), Best Horror Film and Best Music (Goldsmith).

Julia Roberts plays Laura Burney, a woman who seemingly has it all: a beautiful home, a wealthy and handsome husband Martin, and anything she may desire. But her idyllic life is not what it seems, as Martin is controlling and physically abusive. Laura comes up with a plan to fake her own death and finally get away from Martin, but he won't let her go that easily.

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''Sleeping with the Enemy'' is a 1991 psychological thriller film, directed by Joseph Ruben. It was based on a 1987 novel of the same name by Nancy Price. The protagonist was Creator/JuliaRoberts, who escapes from her abusive, obsessive husband, played by Patrick Bergin. She captures the attention of a kindly gentleman, played by Kevin Anderson.\n\nThe score by JerryGoldsmith won the BMI Film Music Award, 1992, and the film was nominated for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Award for 1992 in four categories: Best Actress (Roberts), Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor (Bergin), Best Horror Film and Best Music (Goldsmith).\n\nJulia Roberts plays

Laura Burney, Burney (Creator/JuliaRoberts) is a woman who seemingly has it all: a beautiful home, a wealthy and handsome husband Martin, husband, and anything she may desire. But her idyllic life is not what it seems, as seems; her husband, Martin (Patrick Bergen), is controlling and physically abusive. Laura comes up with a plan to fake her own death and finally get away from Martin, but he won't let her go that easily.

The score by Music/JerryGoldsmith won the BMI Film Music Award, 1992, and the film was nominated for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Award for 1992 in four categories: Best Actress (Roberts), Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor (Bergin), Best Horror Film and Best Music (Goldsmith).
26th Mar '16 6:34:24 AM DrOO7
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* FakingTheDead: Laura.


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* MeaningfulName: Laura's new name. "Sarah" means "princess", and "Waters" refers to her supposed drowning death.
25th Mar '16 6:01:25 AM Aurelian
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* BatmanGambit: Laura tries to start an argument with Martin the day they are due to go out on their neighbour's boat, knowing he'll think she just wants an excuse not to go out on a boat and he'll be even more determined to make her come. [[spoiler:It's actually what she wants, as she has secretly learned to swim and plans to use the boat trip to facilitate her escape from him.]]

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* BatmanGambit: Laura tries to start an argument with Martin the day they are due to go out on their neighbour's boat, knowing he'll think she just wants an excuse not to go be out on a boat at sea because of her fear of drowning, and he'll be even more determined to make her come. [[spoiler:It's actually what she wants, as she has secretly learned to swim and plans to use the boat trip to facilitate her escape from him.]]
25th Mar '16 5:57:55 AM Aurelian
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Julia Roberts plays Laura Burney, a woman who seemingly has it all: a beautiful home, a wealthy and handsome husband, and anything she may desire.

But her idyllic life is not what it seems, as it is revealed that her perfect husband Martin is also a controlling and abusive man who slaps and kicks her merely for looking at another man out the window. And it's soon established this isn't the first time he's done something like that...

Then, when the Burneys are out on the sea, a storm comes up, and Laura makes a plan to fake her death and finally escape her situation.

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Julia Roberts plays Laura Burney, a woman who seemingly has it all: a beautiful home, a wealthy and handsome husband, husband Martin, and anything she may desire.

desire. But her idyllic life is not what it seems, as it is revealed that her perfect husband Martin is also a controlling and abusive man who slaps and kicks her merely for looking at another man out the window. And it's soon established this isn't the first time he's done something like that...

Then, when the Burneys are out on the sea, a storm
physically abusive. Laura comes up, and Laura makes up with a plan to fake her own death and finally escape get away from Martin, but he won't let her situation.go that easily.


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* BatmanGambit: Laura tries to start an argument with Martin the day they are due to go out on their neighbour's boat, knowing he'll think she just wants an excuse not to go out on a boat and he'll be even more determined to make her come. [[spoiler:It's actually what she wants, as she has secretly learned to swim and plans to use the boat trip to facilitate her escape from him.]]


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* {{Determinator}}: When Martin realises that Laura is still alive, he will stop at nothing to track her down.
18th Feb '16 10:58:26 PM AlinhoAlisson
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** Averted in the sense that Martin was already very aware that Laura might've been still alive due to a previous call about her swimming lessons. Whether he found the ring or not, he'd still be angrily trying to find her.


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* PoliceAreUseless: Laura comments with a woman on the bus she's tried calling the police on her abusive husband, and the best they could do was get a restraining order. Knowing her husband's antics, she knew it wouldn't be enough to stop him.
14th Feb '16 11:22:45 AM DrOO7
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Laura's swim class classmate, who calls Martin to offer her condolences and ends up tipping him off to her secret life.
8th Feb '16 5:58:27 PM Nevermore2002
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* SuperDrowningSkills: Martin assumed Laura drowned during the storm, because she has a fear of water ever since she was was a little girl. However, she's secretly been taking swimming lessons and swam to shore during the storm.

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* SuperDrowningSkills: Martin assumed Laura drowned during the storm, because she has a fear of water ever since she was was a little girl. However, she's she had secretly been taking swimming lessons and swam to shore during the storm.
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