Good Neighbors

January 3rd, 2010


Good Neighbors

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Victor is new to Montreal and attempts to make friends with the wheelchair-bound Spencer and the cat-loving Louise, but everybody is on edge with a serial killer terrorizing the neighborhood.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 5.7/10 (1,470 voted)

Critic's Score: 60/100

Director: Jacob Tierney

Stars: Jay Baruchel, Scott Speedman, Emily Hampshire

Takes place in 1995, the year of the second referendum on the separation of Quebec. In the dead of winter, a serial killer is on the loose in the small Montreal neighborhood of Notre Dame de Grace. The tenants of an old apartment house must figure out who they can trust and who they can't.

Writers: Jacob Tierney, Chrystine Brouillet

Jay Baruchel - Victor
Scott Speedman - Spencer
Emily Hampshire - Louise
Anne-Marie Cadieux - Valérie
Diane D'Aquila - Miss Van Ilen
Xavier Dolan - Jean-Marc
Clara Furey - Nathalie
Kaniehtiio Horn - Johanne
Pat Kiely - Bilodeau
Jacob Tierney - Jonah
Micheline Lanctôt - Mme Gauthier
Gary Farmer - Brandt
Nathalie Girard - Nightclub Waitress
Sean Lu - Mr. Chou
Kevin Tierney - Jerome Langlois

Taglines: You never know who's living right next door.

Release Date: 3 Jan 2010

Filming Locations: Montréal, Québec, Canada

Opening Weekend: $2,953 (USA) (31 July 2011) (2 Screens)

Gross: $6,805 (USA) (14 August 2011)

User Review


Rating: 6/10

I saw this film recently partly based on the other review above. I did not agree with the general thrust of that review and so I've contributed one based on my own impressions. As a whodunit the culprit was fairly obvious taking away any possibility of plot tension. The general lack of action, drama (or blood) was actually disappointing.

The film did not hit any low notes to be fair and was watchable enough but it failed to hit any high ones (for me) either.It was well professionally acted and with workmanlike direction, the scenes were well shot including the slightly unpleasant one alluded to in the previous review but the only emotional connect I felt with the film was some twinges of embarrassment at a couple of points. Sunday evening filler.


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