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Sleeping With the Enemy [DVD] [1991]

  • SKU: 5928366
  • Release Date: 09/02/2003
  • Rating: R
The 1991 Julia Roberts thriller Sleeping With the Enemy comes to DVD for the first time with this above-average release. The film is presented in both a 1.85:1 widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original aspect ration and a 1.33:1 full-screen transfer that has been formatted to fit a standard television screen. The English audio track is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0 tracks are available in Spanish and French along with English and Spanish subtitles. Additionally, the disc includes a featurette and the original theatrical trailer.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (52 out of 53)

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    Synopsis


    Sleeping with the Enemy
    Hot off her success in Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts starred in this thriller about a battered wife stalked by her abusive husband. Roberts plays Laura Burney, the wife of a rich investment counselor, Martin (Patrick Bergin). Martin appreciates his wife as a trophy, but at home he abuses her for not keeping the house as clean as he would like it. The verbal abuse descends into physical violence --so much so that Laura decides to disappear rather than live a life under Martin as a brutalized slave. Laura fakes her own death by drowning, and relocates to Cedar Falls, Iowa, where she changes her name to Sara Waters. She starts a relationship with her friendly Iowa neighbor Ben Woodward (Kevin Anderson), but her happiness is short-lived. Martin has discovered that Laura has staged her drowning and is coming to Iowa to reclaim his possession. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Julia Roberts
      Julia Roberts - Laura Burney/Sara Waters
    • Patrick Bergin
      Patrick Bergin - Martin Burney
    • Kevin Anderson
      Kevin Anderson - Ben Woodward
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      Elizabeth Lawrence - Chloe
    • Kyle Secor
      Kyle Secor - Fleishman



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 53 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      GUILTY PLEASURE

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      Nicbnxrich
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      Joseph Ruben has fashioned a by-the-numbers, glossy, engrossing, if trashy and predictable, thriller. It is imminently watchable, of course, and features the mega-watt smile of our fave, Julia Roberts, who improbably dons theatrical costumes in the midst of a semi-breakdown to the tune of Brown-Eyed Girl. The men around Julia, both her over-the-top psychopathic husband and her would-be new, soft boyfriend (Patrick Bergin and Kevin Andersen, respectively) are completely dispensable, and Ruben knows this: he keeps us monumentally focused on the beguiling Ms. Roberts throughout. It is easy to forget and forgive lapses in credibility (there are many), and the opening twenty minutes have a glossy, antiseptic queasiness about them that seem to be setting up a much more deft and daring thriller. All of that vanishes, along with common sense, but it hardly matters. This movie is one you can watch over and over and over again, a bunch of chips nearby: it moves quickly, harmlessly, and gives you what you want when you just don't feel much like thinking.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Suspense filled

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      Tina22
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      Love this movie! I enjoy Julia Roberts very much anyway so it's hard for me not to like her acting. I'm a fan. This movie has a good plot. She's in a marriage with a controlling man. Everything has to be perfect. She must be the perfect wife. When she plans her elaborate escape she never is fully free of this man. He tracks her down. Suspenseful and although a predictable ending, gotta love it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      Shawn
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      Julia Roberts had always been a great actor even in her earlier career as with this movie. She expresses courage, bravery and will to survive as she endures a controlling and abusive relationship. Her strategy to escape the harsh conditions of living with her abusive husband with impeccable.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A BRUTAL HUSBAND MAKES HER FAKE HER DEATH.

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      ROBERT
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      ESCAPING A BRUTAL AND COTROLLING HUSBAND WITH A.D.D. DISORDER, CAN ONLY GIVE YOU MANY REASONS TO RUN AWAY. STARTING A NEW LIFE IS HARD, WHEN TRUSTING OTHERS IS NOT EASY. SHE WILL FIND OUT HOW HARD IT IS, AND EVEN WORSE WHEN HER HUSBAND FINDS OUT SHE'S STILL ALIVE.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Addition To Our Movie Collection

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      DevilDog
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      This is a movie that we have not seen and we were delighted when I was able to purchase it from BestBuy at a good price so my wife and I can watch it anytime we want.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      good story line

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      steelercindybear
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      julia roberts does a stupendous job of actibg.It has a great story line that is possible to happen in real life gives you an idea of what its like with a wife beating husband with the lengths you may have to go to to escape

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Sleeping w the Enemy

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      Sleepers
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      This movie still creeps me out. Its not the scariest movie I've ever seen but it may be the eeriest. I still rem when it came out in theaters. Fantastic pic quality on blu-ray. Was only $5.99 at Best Buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Thriller about an abusive spouse

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      Beck
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      Next to pretty woman this is my favorite Julia Roberts movie. Her escape from the abusive spouse was quite clever. The movie gives hope to those in a relationship like this one and is a must see!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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