Of Release: 2008
time: 98 minutes
Site Rating: 5 out of 10 stars
"The Neighbor" starring actor, Matthew Modine, is a film about a man helping
to raise his teenage daughter, after a bitter divorce, which he and later his
ex-wife, deem a mistake.
He leases an apartment in a quiet building, where his neighbor
is a bitter female attorney, who is engaged to a scheming corporate executive.
They irritate each other, getting into arguments over simple things, such as
what each tenant is allowed to do on their balcony, in the way of entertaining.
Ultimately, it leads to the attorney doing her level best to evict the divorcee,
deeming him an unsuitable neighbor and a nuisance.
He later befriends her, to mix results at first. However, as the film
progresses, she changes her mind about him. This was an entertaining family type
film, but it reminds the viewer of the sadness of divorce and that it is best