Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (1996) Tori Spelling, Ivan Sergei, Todd Caldecott, Gabrielle Miller, Lochlyn Munro, Kevin McNulty Movie Review

Mother May I Sleep with Danger? (1996)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Ivan Sergei in Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (1996)

Kevin Can't Wait

College student, Laurel (Tori Spelling - Death of a Cheerleader) believes she has met the most perfect guy in, medical student, Kevin (Ivan Sergei - If Someone Had Known) and brings him home to meet her mother, Jessica (Lisa Banes - My Son Is Innocent). It is when Kevin makes a comment about Laurel doing journalism so that she will be near to where he is based it causes Jessica to worry that something isn't quite right but doesn't say anything, instead decides to check out what he says for herself. Whilst Jessica discovers that Kevin has lied to them Laurel begins to realise that Kevin is not the nice guy he makes out that he is and in fact is obsessed with her and is always around, trying to turn her in to some thing that she isn't.

It's that old story of girl meets boy, boy turns out to be an obsessed psycho with major issues and a violent side when ever things don't go his way or he gets jealous. Yes "Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?", yes it does have a ridiculous title, is that routine with the movie starting with us seeing that Kevin is a lunatic as we see him attack a girlfriend in a jealous rage after seeing her talking to another guy. What follows is pretty routine as first we see how Laurel becomes hooked on Kevin, we get to see just how psycho Kevin is and how Kevin is not really his name. And then we see how Laurel's mother, having become suspicious, starts snooping and of course when she speaks to Laurel they end up arguing. I wish I could say there was more to "Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?" than this but it is simply that obvious from start to finish.

Tori Spelling in Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (1996)

But here is the coin flip moment as "Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?" is one of those mid 90s made for TV movies which are cheesy with poor dialogue and over the top performances featuring the sort of acting which makes you question how some people ever had an acting career. But as I said it is a coin flip moment which means either the acting is either going to make "Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?" unbearable or is going to make this entertaining in a bad way. In truth I found it entertaining but in that enjoyably bad way and it certainly helped to make this watch-able.

What this all boils down to is that "Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?" is a pretty routine obsessed boyfriend movie but it is one which is kind of entertaining due to plenty of bad acting, bad dialogue and the sort of styling which was rife in 90s TV movies.