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The Resident (2011)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  11 March 2011 (UK)
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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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Cast

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Max
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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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Drama | 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)  »

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Invasion of Privacy  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Director Antti Jokinen told in an interview for Finnish television on June 19, 2010 that Jessica Alba was at first attached to play the role which eventually went to Hilary Swank. Jokinen also told that at one point Maggie Gyllenhaal was attached to the role. See more »

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The lighting in the park bench scene with 'Dr. Juliet Devereau' and 'Max' alternates between flat overcast skylight and bright sunlight. See more »

Quotes

[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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References Rocky and His Friends (1959) See more »

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Luck's Run Out
Written by Julia Sophie
Performed by Little Fish
Courtesy of Universal Motown Records/Custard Records
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Leads well chosen
6 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hillary is a young doctor seeking an apartment. She inquires at one, but likes neither price nor the view. She goes to see another, but it's not ready for habitation, as the landlord is renovating. The room is draped in plastic, and all of the walls are being redone.

Asking the rental price for this apparently spacious New York apartment, she finds it surprisingly low. While she is looking, one of the drawbacks appears: the sound of a train passing, which, while not oppressively loud, does indeed drown out normal levels of sound. Perhaps this could mask other sounds at some point.

She falls for the landlord, a handsome chap, in a big way. This seems to be a reaction to a rebound from a relationship gone sour just prior to the beginning of the story. However, as this budding relationship evolves into passion, something does not seem quite right.

I found this to be a quite entertaining story, with very subtle details, and told in a different manner. It won't be the greatest movie you've ever seen, but is certainly entertaining, and moves along briskly. Pay attention to details: the answers are there.


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