DVD Talk
Release List Reviews Shop Newsletter Forum DVD Giveaways Blu-Ray Advertise
Reviews & Columns
Reviews
DVD
TV on DVD
Blu-ray
International DVDs
Theatrical
Adult
Video Games

Features
Collector Series DVDs
Easter Egg Database
Interviews
DVD Talk Radio
Feature Articles

Columns
Anime Talk
XCritic.com
DVD Stalk
DVD Savant
High-Def Revolution
Silent DVD

discussion forum
DVD Talk Forum
Resources
DVD Price Search
Customer Service #'s
RCE Info
Links

DVDTalk Info
Review Staff
About DVD Talk
Advertise
Newsletter Subscribe
Join DVD Talk Forum
DVD Talk Feeds


Special Offer

Search: For:
Reviews » DVD Video Reviews » Lie with Me
Lie with Me
Koch Entertainment // Unrated // May 2, 2006
List Price: $19.98 [Buy now and save at Amazon]
Review by Jeffrey Robinson | posted June 23, 2006 | E-mail the Author
Buy from Amazon.com
C O N T E N T
V I D E O
A U D I O
E X T R A S
R E P L A Y
A D V I C E
Skip It
E - M A I L
this review to a friend
P R I N T
Printer Friendly
The Movie

Lie With Me is a two-part television movie special from British television company Granada Television. The movie falls under the crime/mystery genre. It is about a twisted plot to find a killer and rapist, as well as the taboo relationship between the victim and the investigating detective. Overall, I didn't find the story or its character intriguing in the slightest. At best, this is a mediocre movie that is probably not worth purchasing, but might be worth the time if you randomly caught it on television.

The story opens with roommates Roselyn "Ros" Tyler (Eve Best) and Joanna "Jo" McCourt (Stacey Roca) preparing for an evening of fun. The two are twenty-something's who enjoy life to the fullest. In the next segment, Ros awakens in a stupor without recollection of the previous nights events. As far as she can tell, she and Jo were partying and drinking until they passed out. When she finds Jo dead in the shower, she realizes the previous night was no ordinary night. Jo was killed and she was raped.

Detective Inspector Will Tomlinson (Andrew Lincoln) is the primary investigator assigned to the murder/rape case. Unfortunately for Will and progression of the case, Ros suffers from a mild case of amnesia and has no memory of the dreaded night's events. She cannot help the police in their investigation because of this. At first, there are clues that lead the police to believe Ros and Jo voluntary took drugs that induced their vulnerable states. Will, however, stands up for Ros against his colleagues and stands firm it is unlikely she would voluntary take a date rape drug.

As the case proceeds, Will and Detective Chief Inspector Collman (Bill Paterson) unravel a trail of clues to the killer. Their investigation reveals Jo was involved with a married man, Gerry Henson (Paul McGann), for eight months. The affair led to pregnancy, which ended with an abortion. Furthermore, physical DNA evidence was found on clothing in Gerry's home. All of the clues led to Gerry as the rapist and murderer. Despite all of the clues, the evidence wasn't solid enough to prosecute. The DNA evidence only suggested relations between Gerry and Ros, and not of rape. In addition, Gerry and Jo's affair didn't necessarily imply he was a killer and rapist. At best, the case was circumstantial. Fearing the killer would go free, Ros and Will agreed to lie about the case. Ros claimed she her memory came back to her and that Gerry raped her. Gerry, however, did not. The remainder of the story is about the truth coming out as the real killer taunts Ros and she and Will are forced to deal with it.

In the first part of the movie, the focus is not on the case as much as it is on the relationship between Will and Ros. Their relationship is taboo and even when Will's colleagues get wind of it, they warn him of the consequences. Their warnings, however, do not stop Will and Ros in engaging in relations with each other. In the second part, the relationship is still important as it takes twists and turns after they lie about who the killer is, but the storyline also focuses on the mystery aspects of what really happened. And everything comes together in the end in a fairly predictable and uneventful ending.

Overall, I was less than thrilled with Lie With Me. I enjoy good mysteries, but this movie didn't feel like a good mystery and the characters were less than appealing. The case itself had little mystery or intrigue to it. This was supplemented with the characters and the forbidden relationship between Ros and Will, but that had little interest. In the end, it was two and a half hours boredom.

The DVD

Video:
The video presentation is given in its 1.33:1 ratio full frame color. Overall, the picture is viewable, with a rough quality to it.

Audio:
The audio track supplied in this release is an English 2.0 Dolby digital stereo sound track. The audio sounds pretty clean and it is very flat. It is as basic as TV on DVD releases get.

Extras:
There are no extras included with this DVD release.

Final Thoughts:
Lie With Me features a tale I was more bored with than anything. The story is a crime/mystery story about a woman who was raped and her roommate murdered. During the police investigation, a taboo relationship between the woman who was raped and the investigating detective is formed, which leads to the two collaborating and lying in court to put the wrong man in jail. As they proceed, the truth comes out and the real killer taunts them. The story itself is rather lackluster and the characters offer little of interest. In the end, Lie With Me fails to be intriguing on any level.

Popular Reviews
1. Fargo: Remastered Edition
2. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
3. Criminal Minds: The Eighth Season
4. Little House on the Prairie - Season One & The Pilot Movie
5. King Kong Escapes
6. Star Trek: Enterprise - Season Four
7. Demons
8. Ride Along
9. Equus
10. Interior. Leather Bar.


Special Offers
DVD Blowouts
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Alien [Blu-ray]
Buy: $19.99 $9.99
8.
9.
10.
Special Offers
Release List Reviews Shop Newsletter Forum DVD Giveaways Blu-Ray Advertise
Copyright 2014 DVDTalk.com All Rights Reserved. Legal Info, Privacy Policy, Terms of Use