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The Good Neighbor (2016)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 13 March 2016 (USA)
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A pair of mischievous high school kids create the illusion of a haunting on an unsuspecting elderly neighbor while keeping his every reaction under surveillance. A series of coincidences leads to tragedy.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Heather Cromwell
Defense Attorney
William Charles Mitchell ...
Sean's Father


A pair of mischievous high school kids create the illusion of a haunting on an unsuspecting elderly neighbor while keeping his every reaction under surveillance. A series of coincidences leads to tragedy.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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The Waiting  »

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The film was screened at the South by Southwest Film Festival under the title "The Waiting", which was changed once Vertical Entertainment bought the distribution rights. See more »


Although the experiment began on 9/19, 9/23 is described as "Day Six." See more »


Harold Grainey: [as barking dog runs to fallen trash can] Get out of here! Get out of here, you half-breed.
[dog growls]
Harold Grainey: Shut up!
[as owner catches up]
Harold Grainey: Get him out of here!
Neighbor: Hey, come on - what's the problem here, man?
Harold Grainey: What's the problem? Well, the problem is that your dog is pissing a mess on my property. Let him piss on your property, okay?
Neighbor: [to still-barking dog] Come on, easy, easy...
Harold Grainey: Maybe I should teach him a lesson. Keep that son of a bitch on a leash, okay? Because the next time, if it happens again, I'm ...
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References TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard (2013) See more »


Performed by Stereo Total
Written by Brezel Göring (as Ziegler) / Françoise Cactus (as Vanhove)
Courtesy of Flirt 99 Publishing
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Good neighbor, good film.
29 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To keep it short, very average film but entertaining. All good, convincing acting. Truly a lot of the film is the two leads in a bedroom watching the cameras they put in place of their neighbor. The believable acting and differences in opinion between the characters was entertaining enough for me to watch this film. Unlike Paranormal Activity which is kind of the same concept only this film, The Good Neighbor, has dialogue. The story was cut up between three different time lines that were inserted bit by bit to unravel the complete story and it was executed beautifully. Without giving spoilers, it leads on in such a way that it makes you guess the ending. I personally guessed it wrong again and again and I could not predict the climax of the film but some smaller parts I could. One thing I like in the film were the references to other films and the posters of old films like, Attack of the 50 Foot Woman and Night of the Living Dead. It does make sense in the film to the main character, Ethan, played by Logan Miller who's character is into film. My favorite part of this film is the very last shot that shows the true nature of one of the characters. But no spoilers so I can't elaborate. I guess you'll just have to watch the film! I watched this on Netflix in my free time and I can't say I wasted my time. I would also recommend renting it but I personally wouldn't purchase this film unless I hadn't yet seen it. It feels like a one time watch but with the realistic performances, maybe I could watch it again.

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