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The Resident (2011)

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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.

Director:

Antti Jokinen (as Antti J. Jokinen)

Writers:

Antti Jokinen (as Antii J. Jokinen), Robert Orr
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hilary Swank ... Dr. Juliet Devereau
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Max
Lee Pace ... Jack
Christopher Lee ... August
Aunjanue Ellis ... Sydney
Sean Rosales Sean Rosales ... Carlos
Deborah Martinez Deborah Martinez ... Mrs. Portes
Sheila Ivy Traister ... ER Nurse (as Sheila Traister)
Michael Showers Michael Showers ... August ER Doctor
Nana Visitor ... Real Estate Agent
Arron Shiver ... Architect
Michael Badalucco ... Moving Man
Michael Massee ... Security Tech
Penny Balfour ... Drug Addict
Mark Morocco 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... but is that really the end of it? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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She Thought She Was Living Alone


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasion of Privacy See more »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

During the scene where Max sneaks into Juliet's bed room and tries to kiss her while she's sleeping. When he's leaning in, she is laying on her side, then the camera angle changes and she's on her back, then the camera changes back and she's back on her side and he kisses her. Then she rolls over onto her back and Max stands up. 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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Connections

References Rocky and His Friends (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Double Dare You
Written by Katherine Liner Chris Johnson
Performed by Katherine Liner
Courtesy of Liner Notes Music & Ivy Lane Music
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Falls far short of expectation, despite good scene-setting, due to poor story and acting
5 February 2011 | by jegpadSee 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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