Intimate Relations (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  6 June 1997 (USA)
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Harold Guppy moves into the Beasley household as a lodger. Before long Mrs. Beasley falls for him and eventually ends up in his bed. Her 13-year old daughter Joyce is aware of what is ... See full summary »



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Harold Guppy moves into the Beasley household as a lodger. Before long Mrs. Beasley falls for him and eventually ends up in his bed. Her 13-year old daughter Joyce is aware of what is happening and threatens to tell Mr. Beasley unless she is also allowed share the bed with Harold and "Mum". "Mum" seems to think there is no harm in this, as long as Joyce doesn't take part in the physical activities. Harold gets caught up in a web of deceit and blackmail and each time he tries to break free of the grasp of "Mum" she threatens to tell the police that he has been abusing Joyce. The film continues much in this line, and it examines the effect of the relationship on both Harold and Joyce and how they are both driven to extreme action because of the influence of Mrs. Beasley. Written by SNC <>

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for distrubing sexual situations, a scene of related violence and some language | See all certifications »





Release Date:

6 June 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bed & Breakfast - Die Miete zahlt der Tod  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$12,918 (USA) (6 June 1997)


$7,100 (USA) (19 September 1997)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Film debut of Nicholas Hoult. See more »


Harold Guppy: Don't worry about me. I was just a bit of a rapscallion when I was 10.
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Definitely Wierd and Dysfunctional Family Fare
19 September 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you feel that your family isn't quite right, see this movie and you'll be grateful for what you have. This mother is the mother from Hell, seducing the boarder...a baby-faced ex-reform school lad. But he's an angel compared to her and her pitiful completely wierded out daughter. Guess you would be too if you shared a bed with your mama doing the nasty. Then of course, he refused to play on the night he catered inexplicably to this kids' attempt at blackmail.

Loved the English countryside, despite the fact that it was splashed with gore. It's an interesting diversion from what passes as entertainment today. Wonder what the TRUTH was. Glad that the veteran with one leg at least got Christmas cards from the Veteran's Group over there;;;;that's ALL he ever got.

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