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Stranger in My House (1999)

TV-14  |   |  Thriller  |  28 April 2001 (Germany)
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A middle-aged woman takes on a young female tenant to help pay her debts, but gets a lot more than she bargains for when the girl starts to act very strangely indeed . . .

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Patti Young
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Dennis
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A middle-aged woman takes on a young female tenant to help pay her debts, but gets a lot more than she bargains for when the girl starts to act very strangely indeed . . .

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The letter from the lawyer's office contains the letterhead Cacaci, Young and Kindberg where it appears that Jay Thomas's character apparently has partners that are related to the film's director and producer. See more »

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When Patti is walking to the pool to discover the dead cat, you can see a man seated and moving in the tree house. See more »

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Watched it "in vain"
3 January 2007 | by (Tulsa OK) – See all my reviews

Got into this flick, just as it was beginning, on an afternoon where I was home with a touch of flu - otherwise I'd have missed it. That probably would have been best.

I noticed the presence of Lindsay Crouse and Jay Thomas - both very good performers - and thought this might be worth a look. It proved to be to some extent, but only because it is one of those stories so awful it fascinates.

Zoe McLellan has little to recommend her talents, except for her Jayne Mansfield- or Loni Anderson-like bosom. Unfortunately, her acting prowess - at least here - makes Mansfield and Anderson seem to be Garbo or Davis by comparison.

The young nut case's white rat, the owner's cat, the young nut case having the owner evicted and restrained in her own home, and a bunch of doophus's (including the young nut case) running around a bio hazard facility, and the absurd conclusion. I kept waiting for at least some scene or plot element to contain at least a modicum of realism, believability or being capable of evoking some empathy/sympathy -- but this proved to be in vain.


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