Automotive Deals BOTYSFKT Shop Women's Clothing Learn more nav_sap_plcc_ascpsc $5 Albums Fire TV Stick Sun Care Handmade school supplies Shop-by-Room Amazon Cash Back Offer TarantinoCollection TarantinoCollection TarantinoCollection  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 All-New Kindle Oasis STEM Segway miniPro

You Belong To Me (2007) 2008

NR CC
3.8 out of 5 stars (11) IMDb 5.9/10

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

Available to watch on supported devices.

When renting, you have 30 days to start watching this video, and 24 hours to finish once started.

Rent Movie SD $2.99
Buy Movie SD $9.99
By placing your order, you agree to our Terms of Use. Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC. Additional taxes may apply.

Product Details

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
Purchase rights Stream instantly Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

Other Formats

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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.
1 Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
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.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Originally. I thought was a gay version of Fatal Attraction, but not quite. It certainly had some good scares, but another website made it look terrifying, but I've seen enough scary movies in my life, not so much for me. It was good though and I would highly recommend it, obviously, not everyone will like it, and I'm very aware of that.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
"You Belong to Me" suffers a bit from the lead character's imbecilic choices and fuzzy motivations. Plot: Gay Jeffery, after a one night stand with another gent, becomes obsessed enough to follow this guy to his apartment building and rent (on the spot!) a vacant apartment there. This impetuous (to say the least) behavior and it's ramifications are the bare threads of the story. Jeffery foolishly steals a ring... Jeffery idiotically sneaks into another apartment uninvited... Jeffery crashes a party in order to get close to the one-night-stand man who obviously wants nothing to do with Jeffery and his creepy behavior.

This makes Jeffery sound like the film's villian, but he is meant to be the hero. If you can get beyond his obvious failings and accept his faults and ineptitude (at one point he is locked in a basement, but doesn't seem to try very hard to break out - even when puny boards nailed over a window easily bend as he pulls on them!), then perhaps you will enjoy this movie more then I. Don't get me wrong. I found much to enjoy here. Otherwise I would not have given it so many stars.

On the plus side: Patti D'Arbanville plays the aparment building's owner/landlady and she is a great treat. Her rich performance is carried off with such aplomb and finesse that I've felt compelled to seek out her other roles. And there are several scenes of fine tension and delicious suspense. The acting is fine, the camera work is decent, the editing is actually quite good. I am anxious to rewatch this with the director's commentary.

Unfortunately, the climax threatened to crumble into a French bedroom farce with characters running up and down corridors, yanking on doorknobs, hiding in rooms and slamming doors.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews