GOOD NEIGHBORS Add To My Top 10

Dark, Explicit, Misogynistic Violence

Content -4
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Release Date: July 29, 2011

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Scott Speedman, Emily Hampshire

Genre: Thriller

Audience: Adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 98 minutes

Address Comments To:

William Schopf, President
Music Box Films
942 W. Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 492-9364
Website: musicboxfilms.com

Content:

(PaPaPa, Ho, C, LLL, VVV, SSS, NNN, AA, DD, MMM); Very strong, mixed pagan worldview with violent, misogynistic themes and no redeeming moral qualities, whatsoever, implied homosexual relationship, and the Lord’s Prayer read at a funeral for cats; 50 obscenities, 13 profanities; very strong violence includes news stories about a local, serial murderer who is raping young women and killing them, angry woman poisons her neighbor’s cats, woman attacks the lady who killed her cats, two men grapple and man falls from fire escape to his death; excessive sexual content stories of rape, explicit depiction of man raping a dead woman, graphic depicted fornication and woman keeps the used condom in order to collect the specimen so she can use the sexual apparatus on her dead neighbor and simulate the serial killer’s M.O. in order to frame him for the murder, unmarried kissing, and woman dances seductively on a man’s lap; full graphic female nudity, upper female nudity, upper male nudity, rear male nudity; alcohol use in several scenes and one scene of drunkenness; marijuana smoking; and very strong miscellaneous immorality includes lying, betrayal, jealousy, revenge, murder, rape, very immoral characters throughout, and woman has a very bizarre relationship with her cats that borders on the obscene.

Summary:

GOOD NEIGHBORS is an ultra-violent thriller about three neighbors living in a three-story brownstone apartment building in Montreal, Canada, who begin to suspect that one of them may be a serial killer. GOOD NEIGHBORS is not thrilling or suspenseful and contains an abundance of violence, bloodletting, revenge, salacious content, excessive foul language, and completely immoral, pagan characters.

Review:

GOOD NEIGHBORS is an ultra-violent thriller about three neighbors, Victor, Spencer and Louise, who live in a three-story brownstone apartment building in the NDG district of Montreal. The three unlikely friends enjoy sharing tales of a serial killer who’s raping dead women in their local neighborhood. However, as the violence gets close to home, all three of them begin to suspect that one of them may, indeed, be the killer.

Louise loves her cats. Her cats are her life, and her neighbor, Spencer, is the only human contact she has apart from going to work. Louise and Spencer regularly get together to share a drink and a story about the latest murder victims. Spencer’s wheelchair may bind him to the building, but he lives vicariously through Louise’s stories of the local neighborhood. When Victor moves into the building, the other tenants meet him with some suspicion, but he and Louise soon begin dating.

As the icy cold of winter progresses, the building’s tenants board up their windows. Everyone gets on edge while being shut inside, and Louise’s cats cause consternation to another neighbor. The angry tenant poisons Louise’s cats, spurring Louise to plan mortal revenge on the woman. As Louise’s sanity spirals downward from the loss of her cats, Louise kills the woman who murdered her cats. Louise sets the murder scene to look like the serial killer attacked, even raping the woman with an apparatus. However, as Louise is leaving the scene of the crime, she comes face-to-face with the real killer, someone with whom she is all too familiar. Now, distrust pervades Louise’s relationships with both Spencer and Victor, as the unlikely friends seek to frame each other for the serial murders.

GOOD NEIGHBORS is not good. It is hyped as a noir thriller, but the movie is not thrilling at all. It drains any thrill by revealing the serial killer too quickly. Although the performances are very good, the suspense falls flat. Instead, the movie becomes a flat and unbelievable character showcase of a woman’s downward spiral into madness and murder simply because her cats are poisoned.

The movie has deplorable, sexually violent content, including two scenes of explicitly depicted rape and assault on murdered victims, depicted fornication. It also contains an abundance of violence, bloodletting, revenge, excessive foul language, and completely immoral characters set in a very strong pagan world. GOOD NEIGHBORS is horrific, and sane people will want to avoid it at all costs.

In Brief:

GOOD NEIGHBORS is an ultra-violent thriller about three neighbors, Victor, Spencer and Louise, who live in a three-story brownstone apartment building in a district in Montreal, Canada. The three unlikely friends enjoy sharing tales of a serial killer who’s raping dead women in their local neighborhood. Then, an angry tenant poisons Louise’s beloved cats, spurring Louise to plan mortal revenge on the woman. As Louise’s sanity spirals downward from the loss of her cats, Louise kills the woman who murdered her cats. Louise sets the murder scene to look like the serial killer attacked. However, as Louise leaves the scene of the crime, she comes face-to-face with the real killer, someone with whom she’s all too familiar.

GOOD NEIGHBORS is awful. It’s hyped as a dark thriller, but the movie’s not thrilling or suspenseful at all. It drains any thrill and suspense by revealing the serial killer too quickly. Worse, the movie contains an abundance of violence, bloodletting, revenge, salacious content, excessive foul language, and completely immoral characters in a very strong pagan world. There’s nothing redeeming about GOOD NEIGHBORS, and sane people will want to avoid it at all costs.

HEADLINE: ** Dark, Explicit, Misogynistic Violence **

Title: GOOD NEIGHBORS

Quality: * * Acceptability: -4

SUBTITLES: None

WARNING CODES:

Language: LLL

Violence: VVV

Sex: SSS

Nudity: NNN

RATING: R

RELEASE: July 29, 2011

TIME: 98 minutes

STARRING: Jay Baruchel, Scott Speedman, Emily Hampshire

PRODUCERS: Kevin Tierney

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Kirk D’Amico, Joe Iacono

WRITER: Jacob Tierney

BASED ON THE NOVEL: CHERE VOISINE by Chrystine Brouillet

DISTRIBUTOR: Music Box Films

CONTENT: (PaPaPa, Ho, C, LLL, VVV, SSS, NNN, AA, DD, MMM); Very strong, mixed pagan worldview with violent, misogynistic themes and no redeeming moral qualities, whatsoever, implied homosexual relationship, and the Lord’s Prayer read at a funeral for cats; 50 obscenities, 13 profanities; very strong violence includes news stories about a local, serial murderer who is raping young women and killing them, angry woman poisons her neighbor’s cats, woman attacks the lady who killed her cats, two men grapple and man falls from fire escape to his death; excessive sexual content stories of rape, explicit depiction of man raping a dead woman, graphic depicted fornication and woman keeps the used condom in order to collect the specimen so she can use the sexual apparatus on her dead neighbor and simulate the serial killer’s M.O. in order to frame him for the murder, unmarried kissing, and woman dances seductively on a man’s lap; full graphic female nudity, upper female nudity, upper male nudity, rear male nudity; alcohol use in several scenes and one scene of drunkenness; marijuana smoking; and very strong miscellaneous immorality includes lying, betrayal, jealousy, revenge, murder, rape, very immoral characters throughout, and woman has a very bizarre relationship with her cats that borders on the obscene.

GENRE: Thriller

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Adults

REVIEWER: Dallas Amsden

REVIEW: GOOD NEIGHBORS is an ultra-violent thriller about three neighbors, Victor, Spencer and Louise, who live in a three-story brownstone apartment building in the NDG district of Montreal. The three unlikely friends enjoy sharing tales of a serial killer who’s raping dead women in their local neighborhood. However, as the violence gets close to home, all three of them begin to suspect that one of them may, indeed, be the killer.

Louise loves her cats. Her cats are her life, and her neighbor, Spencer, is the only human contact she has apart from going to work. Louise and Spencer regularly get together to share a drink and a story about the latest murder victims. Spencer’s wheelchair may bind him to the building, but he lives vicariously through Louise’s stories of the local neighborhood. When Victor moves into the building, the other tenants meet him with some suspicion, but he and Louise soon begin dating.

As the icy cold of winter progresses, the building’s tenants board up their windows. Everyone gets on edge while being shut inside, and Louise’s cats cause consternation to another neighbor. The angry tenant poisons Louise’s cats, spurring Louise to plan mortal revenge on the woman. As Louise’s sanity spirals downward from the loss of her cats, Louise kills the woman who murdered her cats. Louise sets the murder scene to look like the serial killer attacked, even raping the woman with an apparatus. However, as Louise is leaving the scene of the crime, she comes face-to-face with the real killer, someone with whom she is all too familiar. Now, distrust pervades Louise’s relationships with both Spencer and Victor, as the unlikely friends seek to frame each other for the serial murders.

GOOD NEIGHBORS is not good. It is hyped as a noir thriller, but the movie is not thrilling at all. It drains any thrill by revealing the serial killer too quickly. Although the performances are very good, the suspense falls flat. Instead, the movie becomes a flat and unbelievable character showcase of a woman’s downward spiral into madness and murder simply because her cats are poisoned.

The movie has deplorable, sexually violent content, including two scenes of explicitly depicted rape and assault on murdered victims, depicted fornication. It also contains an abundance of violence, bloodletting, revenge, excessive foul language, and completely immoral characters set in a very strong pagan world. GOOD NEIGHBORS is horrific, and sane people will want to avoid it at all costs.

Please address your comments to:

William Schopf, President

Music Box Films

942 W. Lake Street

Chicago, IL 60607

Phone: (312) 492-9364

Website: musicboxfilms.com

SUMMARY: GOOD NEIGHBORS is an ultra-violent thriller about three neighbors living in a three-story brownstone apartment building in Montreal, Canada, who begin to suspect that one of them may be a serial killer. GOOD NEIGHBORS is not thrilling or suspenseful and contains an abundance of violence, bloodletting, revenge, salacious content, excessive foul language, and completely immoral, pagan characters.

IN BRIEF:

GOOD NEIGHBORS is an ultra-violent thriller about three neighbors, Victor, Spencer and Louise, who live in a three-story brownstone apartment building in a district in Montreal, Canada. The three unlikely friends enjoy sharing tales of a serial killer who’s raping dead women in their local neighborhood. Then, an angry tenant poisons Louise’s beloved cats, spurring Louise to plan mortal revenge on the woman. As Louise’s sanity spirals downward from the loss of her cats, Louise kills the woman who murdered her cats. Louise sets the murder scene to look like the serial killer attacked. However, as Louise leaves the scene of the crime, she comes face-to-face with the real killer, someone with whom she’s all too familiar.

GOOD NEIGHBORS is awful. It’s hyped as a dark thriller, but the movie’s not thrilling or suspenseful at all. It drains any thrill and suspense by revealing the serial killer too quickly. Worse, the movie contains an abundance of violence, bloodletting, revenge, salacious content, excessive foul language, and completely immoral characters in a very strong pagan world. There’s nothing redeeming about GOOD NEIGHBORS, and sane people will want to avoid it at all costs.