Well, here is a movie that’s a good example of where the movie industry is heading these days. Into a bleak and pretty predictable world of clichés that does not have much to offer to the viewer. They could have accomplished much more with this plot, and I do not know what stopped them. I was really hoping for some sick and twisted thriller or even horror and what I got was a classic time-killer. Well, the movie is not that bad, I regret that they did not use the premise in its full capacity only. The movie is classic creepy neighbor (in this case landlord) story. Juliet Devereau is a young doctor who moves into an apartment that seems too good to be true. The rent is good, landlord is handsome and charming and everything seems great, but then she will find out that when things are this good something has to be wrong.

In this case it was the landlord, which is not much of a spoiler since you could figure out practically from the beginning of The Resident, and easily determine in which direction this story is heading. The only unknown in this equation is the extent of the creepiness and weirdness of the friendly neighbor. Jeffrey Dean Morgan (not Javier Bardem, although they are almost identical) really got into character and I could totally see him as a weirdo, and so did Swank in the opposite direction (positive opposite, if that makes sense), so there was definitely some chemistry between them. And I have to mention that Swank looked extremely hot in this movie, with a lot of almost nude scenes… Although this could be a great movie, it is still a good movie, that definitely deserves a chance, so check it out.

Director: Antti Jokinen

Cast: Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lee Pace, Christopher Lee, Aunjanue Ellis

Fun Facts: Both Jessica Alba and Maggie Gyllenhaal were attached to the role of Juliet.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1334102/

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