Intimate Relations ★★½ 1995 (R)
Fifties family dsyfunction—British style. Harold Guppy (Graves) is an orphaned merchant marine who winds up in an English coastal town where he takes rooms with the seemingly respectable Beasleys. Stanley Beasley (Walker) is a quiet nonentity whose life is run by homemaker extraordinaire Marjorie (Walters), with 14yearold daughter Joyce (Sadler) rounding out the family. The needy Harold fits in fine, especially to the sexually hungry Marjorie who's soon offering her boarder unexpected services. But young Joyce won't be left out and then there's a blackmailing tug of war between the threesome. Based on the true story of a crime of passion that shocked Great Britain. 105m/C VHS . GB Julie Walters, Rupert Graves, Laura Sadler, Matthew (Matt) Walker, Holly Aird, Les Dennis, Liz McKechnie; D: Philip Goodhew; W: Philip Goodhew; C: Andres Garreton; M: Lawrence Shragge. Montreal World Film Fest. ‘95: Actor (Graves).