Good Neighbors Review: Never Get Between a Woman and Her Kitty

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Writer and director, Jacob Tierney -- working from a Chrystine Brouillet short-story -- brings us Good Neighbors, a nifty dark comedy with an emphasis on the dark. The film, set in Montreal, centers on three neighbors in an apartment building: Victor (Jay Baruchel) is the new arrival, an earnest elementary school teacher with some neediness issues; Louise (Emily Hampshire) a quiet waitress with a quirky obsession with her cats; and Spencer (Scott Speedman), a wheelchair-bound asshole with a uncomfortably black sense of humor.

Early on, the three form an awkward friendship; Victor is clearly in love with Emily, Emily is in love with her cats, and Spencer is in love with himself. Meanwhile, there's a serial killer on the loose; the three neighbors all develop a quiet fascination with murderer/rapist. There is reason to believe that one among the three is the possible killer. Tierney expertly raises our suspicions and then confirms them,
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