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THE WOMAN IN THE HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE GIRL IN THE WINDOW Is An Immoral Parody With Too Much Foul Content

Photo from IMDb – “Kristen Bell in The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window (2022)”

THE WOMAN IN THE HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE GIRL IN THE WINDOW Is An Immoral Parody With Too Much Foul Content

By Movieguide® Contributor

Currently streaming on Netflix, THE WOMAN IN THE HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE GIRL IN THE WINDOW is a thriller parody that follows a woman with an overactive imagination named Anna. As a result of her past hallucinations, many people don’t believe Anna’s testimony when she says she witnessed a murder.

The mini-series stars actors Kristen Bell, Michael Ealy, Mary Holland, Shelley Hennig, and Cameron Britton. The series, created by Rachel Ramras, Hugh Davidson, and Larry Dorf, is a parody of mystery thrillers—with amped up violence, sex, and language.

The main character, Anna Whitaker, seems to be known only by recent traumas in her life. Anna lives alone in her house that used to be home to a husband and daughter.

As time goes on, it is clear that Anna has difficulty leaving the house for numerous reasons. For one, she is deathly afraid of rain as it is linked to the day that forever changed her life for the worse. Anna’s life now consists of lounging around the house, drinking copious amounts of red wine each day, and dealing with neighbors and other issues as they come up.  However, one day a handsome neighbor moves in next door.

With all the different medications Anna is on, she is not supposed to drink any alcohol at all. When she does, her imagination runs wild, and the hallucinations begin. One night, Anna is convinced she witnessed a murder, but no one believes her due to her history of mixing pills and alcohol.

Did Anna see someone get murdered? Or is it just another one of her life-like hallucinations?

THE WOMAN IN THE HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE GIRL IN THE WINDOW has a predominantly pagan worldview due to immoral elements including lying, stealing, gossiping, threatening, and a great deal of murder-violence. Characters are primarily concerned with themselves and do not care for the well-being of others around them.

The series contains an excessive amount of foul language with over 50 swear words as well as over 20 profanities. There is also an excessive amount of violence that ranges from fist fighting to slitting necks, throwing bodies over railings or into furniture, stabbing, shooting of guns, and more.

There is also a mention of a child being murdered and eaten by a serial killer, as well as a pregnant wife being murdered. The violence is pretty graphic with a whole lot of blood shown, in addition to numerous dead bodies.

Nudity is also depicted throughout most of the series. The series includes scenes with men and women undressing, shirtless men, women in undergarments, and nude bodies seen in bed or the shower. A woman is seen taking photos of herself in lingerie. Along with implicit sexual content, the show does not shy away from explicit and graphic depictions of sex.

Drinking is nonstop in this series as the main character has a severe drinking problem. Anna also mixes pills with alcohol resulting in extreme, graphic hallucinations. The immorality is over the top with heavy amounts of lying, stealing, and killing. There is a brief mention of strippers and a quick strip club scene.

The use of color and lighting and the skillful camera work all came together to produce extremely vivid cinematography that pulls the viewer into the show. The writing was slightly questionable with how nonchalantly severe traumatic events are depicted and discussed. The plot and pacing of the series also drag in some places and lack cohesiveness; if the title was any hint. Overall, the production value is quality with its beautiful scenery and vivid depictions of all events.

Slight redeeming qualities are seen with true friendship, forgiveness, and turning lives around. However, due to gratuitous violence and immorality, Movieguide® finds the mini-series to be excessive for adults.

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