Borrowed Life, Stolen Love


by Tuna

Borrowed Life Stolen Love is something of an oddity. You could make a case for calling it a couples soft-core porn, a thriller, or maybe even a romance.

The premise is kind of a softcore variation on Single White Female. Michelle Agnew plays the Bridget Fonda role. She is having hot sex with a sculptor who lives in her basement, but he has little interest in material things, and she wants more from life. She works as a sous-chef, and dreams of owning her own restaurant. To make ends meet, she also does stripping telegrams, and phone sex. Despite all of that, she is way behind on her rent, and is saved from paying with her body by the arrival of Melissa Carlton, answering her ad for a roommate, and thus playing the Jennifer Jason Leigh role.

Carlton has plenty of cash, and is welcomed with open arms. Like Jennifer Jason Leigh in SWF, Carlton seems to be trying to assimilate her roommate's life, and even wears her clothes and chases the same men she is interested in, including the doctor who lives on the penthouse of her building. It is obvious that Carlton is up to something, the question is what.

The film was directed by Valerie Landsburg and definitely shows a woman's touch. Along the way to a happy ending, several women get naked, and the mysterious agenda of Carlton holds your interest till the end.






Our Grade:

If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to read the explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by our definition, a C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:


This is a competent "couples erotica" film with lots of naked women to watch with your wife or girlfriend.


  • Bo Zena Shows everything. Melissa Carlton shows breasts. Michelle Agnew, Gina Jackson and Janine Stillo show everything.


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5.1 IMDB summary (of 10)
Borrowed Life, Stolen Love (1997)
  • English dolby stereo
  • Spanish optional subtitles
  • 4/3 fullscreen transfer
  • Region 1/4
  • The video quality is somewhat lacking in this film. It tends toward grainy and washed out.