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Good Neighbors (2010)
"Good Neighbours" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  29 July 2011 (USA)
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Victor is new to Montreal and attempts to make friends with the wheelchair-bound Spencer and the cat-loving Louise, but everybody is on edge with a serial killer terrorizing the neighborhood.

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Takes place in 1995, the year of the second referendum on the separation of Quebec. In the dead of winter, a serial killer is on the loose in the small Montreal neighborhood of Notre Dame de Grace. The tenants of an old apartment house must figure out who they can trust and who they can't. Written by oddity94

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You never know who's living right next door.

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Rated R for some strong violence, sexual content, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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$2,953 (USA) (29 July 2011)

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$6,805 (USA) (12 August 2011)
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When Spencer and Loise meets Victor for the first time, they all have a little chat. Right when Victor is ready to leave Spencer calls him Vince. See more »

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[repeated line]
Victor: Ready to go?
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After the credits: Scene of Balthazar (the cat) leaving Spencer's apartment and returning through the window back into Louise's apartment See more »

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When the Cat's Away.....
18 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A nasty little piece of work whose nastiness left me feeling oddly exhilarated rather than turned off.

"Good Neighbors" brings together three American characters living together in an apartment house in Quebec, and then proceeds to drop hints -- some subtle, some less so -- suggesting that all three are to a greater or lesser extent insane. An incident involving some dead cats leads to the film's most graphic and shocking scene, and also sets up the film's finale, in which two of the characters learn something unspeakably dark about each other and form an allegiance to keep their secrets safe.

"Good Neighbors" does a good job of walking that tricky line that separates dark comedy from outright unpleasantness. Its saving grace is that it doesn't strive for importance or profundity, and it doesn't apologize or rationalize the twisted psychologies of its characters. Some people, the movie suggests, reach such a point of craziness that all we can do is be morbidly fascinated by it.

This is a B movie with B movie intentions, and it largely succeeds on its own terms. Audiences will probably recognize the hunky Scott Speedman, whose million-watt smile is cleverly used to menacing effect, and Jay Baruchel, of "Tropic Thunder" fame, but all of the other actors, though quite good, were unknown to me.

Grade: A-


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