You Belong To Me 2009 NR CC

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(11) IMDb 5.7/10

After a one-night stand, Jeffrey becomes obsessed with Rene and rents an apartment in the same building and discovers what his friends think of him and his overly eager landlady.

Starring:
Daniel Sauli, Julien Lucas
Runtime:
1 hour 22 minutes

You Belong To Me

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Genres Thriller
Director Sam Zalutsky
Starring Daniel Sauli, Julien Lucas
Supporting actors Heather Simms, Duane Boutte, Patti D'Arbanville, George Loros, Laith Nakli, Alexander Cendese, Kevin Corstange, Sherman Howard, Rafael Sardina, Linda Larkin, Yvette Mercedes, Bill Murch, Robert Arensen
Studio Brainstorm Media
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Its alright for watching one time.
nat1973
I approached "You Belong To Me" with moderate expectations, and was more than amply rewarded.
J. Michael Click
The twist ending manages to be violent,poignant--and excellent!
Amaranth

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Jackson on July 22, 2008
Format: DVD
An excellent indy Hitchcock-ian thriller with a shocker ending. Nicely produced and expertly directed. That the main character,Jeffery,(the charming Daniel Sauli) is gay is secondary to the plot. Jeffrey,a NYC architect, becomes infatuated with his sexy one night stand and comes upon him sometime after their encounter while out walking his dog, Max. He follows Ren back to his apartment building and there finds a notice for an empty apartment. Enter the landlady/owner, Gladys, played by the excellent and ever-so-creepy Patti D'Arbanville,she insists upon showing him the apartment, He decides to take it and thus begins the real plot. To say more would spoil the story,suffice to say this is a movie that you'll enjoy a great deal if you are fond of this genre.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Watts on August 10, 2008
Format: DVD
As in Alfred Hitchcock's films, the suspense in Sam Zalusky's "You Belong to Me" stems from the psychological complexity of the characters. There are no black and white heroes and villains here but complex human beings whose motivations and emotions ring true throughout the film, thanks to both the quality of the screenplay and the quality of the cast, especially the inspired Patti D'Arbanville. The real source of horror in "You Belong to Me" is how in our increasingly alienating society, people's search for connection with each other can go horribly wrong. And in this film, when things do go wrong, we shudder not just with fear but with recognition of our own human foibles.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DaRRen on May 28, 2012
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This was definitely a refreshing film. It has an interesting plot, and I like the interaction between the lead character and his best friend.

Shortly into the movie, the protagonist takes an apartment in a building so that he can be near a guy he desires. Unfortunately, the love is unrequited. After he moves into the building, things turn dramatically worse for him. Saying more, would give away the plot.

This part of the story is very suspenseful. The viewer is kept intrigued waiting to discover the motive of the people who are threatening the protagonist and to see how the conflict is resolved. So, after all of that wonderful build-up, the reason for the conflict and the resolution left me wanting more.

I totally "get" the reason for the conflict, but the actors involved did not portray "insanity" effectively to make that explanation credible. They were just too campy. Also, the resolution -- "I'm here" -- was way too short. It did not give this wonderful film the conclusion it deserved. I say - watch it, but I think you will like the run-up more than the finish.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Scadhog on July 17, 2011
Format: DVD
"You Belong to Me" is a super Hitchcockian thriller from director Sam Zalutsky. Jeffrey (Daniel Sauli) is a young gay architect who becomes obsessed with Rene (Julien Lucas) a handsome one night stand who rebuffs his attempts to continue their relationship. So obsessed is he, that Jeffrey follows Rene and, discovering where he lives, impulsively decides to rent an apartment in the same building, owned by landlady Gladys (Patti D'Arbanville).

Once he moves in he finds himself becoming in turn the object of obsession of the strange landlady. Mysteries abound in the building. Why does Gladys take such an interest in her new tenant? Why did the former tenant of his apartment (who also happened to be named Jeffrey) disappear so suddenly, leaving his belongings behind? Who is the creepy handyman who peers through the apartment windows? And most of all, what are the strange groans coming from the apartment below Jeffrey's?

As our hero tries to unravel the mysteries he finds himself plunged into a terrifying nightmare which threatens his sanity and his very life.

Sometimes funny, often down right frightening, the movie spins along at a rapid pace, giving the viewer little time to pause and catch his breath. The ending sequences are superb.

The standout performance belongs to D'Arbanville, who is the epitome of creepiness. Sauli is fine as Jeffrey. The only weak performance (and the weakest link in the whole movie) is given by Lucas, whose bland character makes it difficult to appreciate Jeffrey's obsession.

Is the story improbable? Absolutely! But then, the stories behind most thrillers are. These things, after all, don't happen to people everyday. If the viewer can suspend disbelief and just go along for the ride, he will be rewarded with 82 minutes of enjoyable suspense!
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Don't be fooled by the blurb from "Variety" that Wolfe Video has used to market the DVD release of "You Belong to Me". That trade magazine claimed that this suspenseful thriller offers "A gay spin ... on Polanski's The Tenant and Rosemary's Baby." This well-meaning ballyhoo serves only to arouse false expectations in the minds of viewers. Yes, there are gay characters in the film, and yes, certain plot elements recall to mind aspects of Polanski's two classics ... as well as "Psycho", "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?", "Fatal Attraction" and other cinematic shockers. However, such ham-fisted exploitation is hardly necessary, because "You Belong to Me" is both original enough and well-crafted enough to attract its own audience.

The main theme of this creepy film is obsession in all its forms, and the plot examines the ways that people who are obsessed can themselves become the victims of the same destructive behavior that they engage in. Bouquets to filmmaker Sam Zalutsky, who wrote a tight script filled with believable characters and dialogue, and then brought his vision to fruition by directing and co-producing. Roses also to Jonathan Furmanski's cinematography and Tamar Gadish's production design: together they create a claustrophobic atmosphere that oozes with menace and foreboding. And of course, full credit is also deserved by a particularly talented and effective cast, led by Patti D'Arbanville and Daniel Sauli, both of whom shine in very demanding roles.

I approached "You Belong To Me" with moderate expectations, and was more than amply rewarded. I jumped several times during the course of the film's 82 minute running time, and my attention never once wandered. I can honestly say that I'm looking forward to watching it again and sharing it with some friends who I know will appreciate the skill with which it was made. Highly recommended to fans of well-acted, cleverly crafted nail-biters ... a solid four and 1/2 stars.
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