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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

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She Thought She Was Living Alone

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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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Christopher Lee fell over a cable and injured his back during production. On the plus side, he was also made a Knight while working on the film. See more »

Goofs

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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Solitaire
Written by Katherine Liner, Carmen Rizzo, and Jamie Muhoberac
Performed by Katherine Liner
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Falls far short of expectation, despite good scene-setting, due to poor story and acting
5 February 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I expected Hilary Swank to produce so much better, but this film was merely a vehicle for her to show off her body which is a surprise from an Oscar-winning actress.

The direction and atmosphere was suspenseful, but the lack of depth to the plot and narrative was such a disappointment given such good production. There are unanswered questions and missed opportunities which are hugely frustrating given the quality of filming.

I was glad not to have watched this in a cinema because I would have felt trapped and assaulted to have sat all the way through the chasing and fighting in the last 20 minutes. As it was, with control of the fast forward, I could skip the repetitive hide and seek.

There was no satisfying explanation for this perverted stalking landlord choosing his tenant, and no intelligent reason for wanting to watch until the end, unless you just enjoy gratuitous violence.

Suitable for post-pub group viewing, Resident is fine for mindless scares; but the lack of whodunnit and whydunnit just leaves the viewer wondering why did I watch it.


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