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Housebound (2000)

A woman rents her bungalow to a man who loves cooking, but according to her distorted mind he uses his knives more than he should.

Director:

Mari Kornhauser

Writer:

Mari Kornhauser
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Cast

Credited cast:
Katharina Wressnig Katharina Wressnig ... Marie
Peter Sarsgaard ... Tom
Angeline Ball ... Mignon
Geoffrey Lower ... Jarrid
Liz Stauber ... Ricky
Ann Magnuson ... Brandy
Billy 'Sly' Williams ... Greg
Art Bonilla ... Detective
Harriett S. Miller Harriett S. Miller ... Mrs. Stone
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Flo Albino Flo Albino ... Lover 2
Simon Bye Simon Bye ... Rapist
Carlin Comfort Carlin Comfort ... Kid 3
Audrey Ellis Fox ... Woman on Bike
Michy Larkin Michy Larkin ... Lover 1
Jesse Rambis Jesse Rambis ... Kid 1
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A woman rents her bungalow to a man who loves cooking, but according to her distorted mind he uses his knives more than he should.

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Madness Is A Matter Of Taste

Genres:

Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violent images and sexual content

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kitchen Privileges See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Color
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References The X Files (1998) See more »

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too much like a made for Lifetime movie for my tastes
26 September 2008 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

An agoraphobic woman, a victim of a violent rape, suspects that her new male roommate who loves to cook is up to something a tad more sinister (But not before getting romantically involved with him). This film is 1 part thriller to 2 parts romantic drama, not really that good of a ratio in my eyes, but the film is well-acted enough (even if it borders on the melodramatic at times) and there's some tension to be had. Perhaps not a great movie, maybe nor a good one, but it's perfectly suited for a rainy weeknight with nothing better to do. It plays too much like a made for Lifetime movie for my tastes though.

My Grade: C-


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