Every year, three million single women in America move into an apartment for the first time. They do not know who lived in the apartment before them, they do not know their landlords, and they don’t bother to change the locks. This is the story of one such woman. After separating from her husband, pretty young doctor Juliet Deverau moves to Brooklyn, settling into a new life in a stunning and spacious loft apartment that seems too good to be true. It is…
Mysterious occurrences lead her to suspect that she is not alone in her home and quickly her fears become all too real. In a chilling revelation, she discovers that her seemingly charming landlord, Max, has developed a dangerous obsession with her. A terrifying game of cat and mouse ensues as Juliet fights to free herself from Max’s sinister intentions.
For those new to this genre, it could probably be thrilling. But for many who have OD’ed on American crime shows would know that ‘The Resident’ has nothing new to offer. For the most part it seems like one long scene being played over and over again. The climax, I admit was mildly thrilling, but it’s a stretch until then. How long can you watch a psycho for no reason indulge in voyeurism. One has to provide reasoning somewhere. Hillary Swank sleep walks through the film as Juliet, showing only slight glimpses of the Oscar winning actress we know. And Jeffery Dean Morgan as the voyeur, isn’t he too cute to be a psycho?
The film ended up being only mildy creepy and extensively voyeuristic. Watch it if you’re looking for some slow weekend thrills.