Lakeview Terrace (2008)
Here is another movie that I was intending to see in the theaters last September, but I didn’t.
Lakeview Terrace is the latest offering of director Neil LaBute. It tells the story of Abel Turner (Samuel L. Jackson), a recently widowed father living in the titular neighborhood in Los Angeles. He is a stern disciplinarian to his daughter, Celia (Regine Nehy) and Marcus (Jaishon Fisher).
One day, a moving van comes up to the house next door. Abel sees a interracial couple moving into the vacant house, Chris (Patrick Wilson) and Lisa Mattson (Kerry Washington). Being a cop, Abel is the head of the neighborhood watch keeping tabs on the new neighbors.
I understood Abel’s intentions to keep his family safe from the frisky new neighbors, but his actions turn sinister when he tries to force the couple out.
Personally for me, I was bored. The only thing that kept me going is that you could see Patrick Wilson shirtless through out most of the movie. Yummo!
My rating: **1/2
Posted on January 19, 2009, in 2008, Crime, Drama and tagged Jaishon Fisher, Jay Hernandez, Justin Chambers, Kerry Washington, Lakeview Terrace, Neil LaBute, Patrick Wilson, Regine Nehy, Ron Glass, Samuel L. Jackson. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.