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When a young doctor suspects she may not be alone in her new Brooklyn loft, she learns that her landlord has formed a frightening obsession with her.

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Max
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Jack
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August
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Sydney
Sean Rosales ...
Carlos
Deborah Martinez ...
Mrs. Portes
Sheila Ivy Traister ...
ER Nurse (as Sheila Traister)
Michael Showers ...
August ER Doctor
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Real Estate Agent
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Architect
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Moving Man
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Drug Addict
Mark Morocco ...
ER Surgeon (as Mark Vincent Morocco)
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Storyline

In New York, Dr. Juliet Bliss Devereau of the Brooklyn General Hospital has ended her relationship with her boyfriend Jack and is seeking an apartment in Brooklyn to live alone. She finds a bargain in an old apartment building owned by the handsome and lonely Max and one night she misinterprets his signals and dates him. However she concludes that it is too soon to have a love affair and she asks Max to leave her apartment. However she does not know that Max is a deranged man obsessed on her and that he spies her from secret openings in her apartment. Further, Max is drugging Juliet every night and sexually abusing her. Juliet has troubles to wake up in the morning to go to the hospital and decides to install a monitoring system in her apartment. She learns the truth about Max but how will she escape from the insane landlord? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She Thought She Was Living Alone

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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11 March 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Invasion of Privacy  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Some scenes, that were in the original script but weren't filmed during principal photography for budget reasons, were shot in April 2010. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 4 mins) When Juliet calls the hospital to inform that she will be late, she obviously doesn't talk to anybody because we see the locked screen of her iPhone with the typical "slide to unlock" screen. It's not possible to make a call while an iPhone is locked. See more »

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[first lines]
Juliet Devereau: [receiving ER patient] Okay. We're going to intubate this guy and fix the hole in his heart.
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Luck's Run Out
Written by Julia Sophie
Performed by Little Fish
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Good plot drowned into bad clichés
25 February 2011 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

The Resident surprised me... first because stars Hillary Swank, who also is the producer and who also won 2 Academy Awards, and second because it's a Hammer production, which historically produced all of the most known B movies in history.

For me it's just a reworking of Sleeping With The Stranger (1991), the difference here is that the main character doesn't know it. This could be a lot entertaining if Hillary Swank wasn't attached to it, and could be a lot interesting and nostalgic if the movie wasn't too serious.

I can't blame the plot, which is very interesting though the great collection of clichés and some bad character's development destroy the main subject and entire movie.

It has a good beginning and is never hidden from the audience the mad obsession of Jeffrey Dean Morgan's character. He portrays it perfectly when he's frustrated or punishing himself when rejected. There's a moment when he asks Hillary Swank's character what is happening between them because she was who kissed him first, and then she says: "THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE DO!". That scene is very interesting because we can feel his pain and the movie was exploring it great till that moment. Then everything become a completely mess and the movie transforms into another regular thriller with that ordinary 'cat & mouse' thing and Jeffrey's character, which was just a regular guy suffering from obsession, becomes an ordinary serial killer.

The movie ends as it should exactly in the moment that you were expecting since the very first minute, or the very first trailer if you have watched.

Is just an empty movie with some rare good moments and a lot of other lazy I've-seen-that-before moments, a waste in Hillary's career.


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