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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hilary Swank ... Dr. Juliet Devereau
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Max
Lee Pace ... Jack
Christopher Lee ... August
Aunjanue Ellis ... Sydney
Sean A. Rosales ... Carlos (as Sean Rosales)
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


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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasion of Privacy See more »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Director of Photography Guillermo Navarro worked for half his usual fee because he was intrigued by the possibilities presented by this movie. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 4 mins) When Juliet calls the hospital to inform that she will be late, she obviously doesn't talk to anybody because we see the locked screen of her iPhone with the typical "slide to unlock" screen. It's not possible to make a call while an iPhone is locked. 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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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2011 (2012) See more »

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Luck's Run Out
Written by Julia Sophie
Performed by Little Fish
Courtesy of Universal Motown Records/Custard Records
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Good plot drowned into bad clichés
25 February 2011 | by mirwais-orbitSee all my reviews

The Resident surprised me... first because stars Hillary Swank, who also is the producer and who also won 2 Academy Awards, and second because it's a Hammer production, which historically produced all of the most known B movies in history.

For me it's just a reworking of Sleeping With The Stranger (1991), the difference here is that the main character doesn't know it. This could be a lot entertaining if Hillary Swank wasn't attached to it, and could be a lot interesting and nostalgic if the movie wasn't too serious.

I can't blame the plot, which is very interesting though the great collection of clichés and some bad character's development destroy the main subject and entire movie.

It has a good beginning and is never hidden from the audience the mad obsession of Jeffrey Dean Morgan's character. He portrays it perfectly when he's frustrated or punishing himself when rejected. There's a moment when he asks Hillary Swank's character what is happening between them because she was who kissed him first, and then she says: "THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE DO!". That scene is very interesting because we can feel his pain and the movie was exploring it great till that moment. Then everything become a completely mess and the movie transforms into another regular thriller with that ordinary 'cat & mouse' thing and Jeffrey's character, which was just a regular guy suffering from obsession, becomes an ordinary serial killer.

The movie ends as it should exactly in the moment that you were expecting since the very first minute, or the very first trailer if you have watched.

Is just an empty movie with some rare good moments and a lot of other lazy I've-seen-that-before moments, a waste in Hillary's career.


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