Lakeview Terrace (2008)

“What could be safer than living next to a cop?”

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

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Branden: I am just your average movie nut that reviews films. Gives his take on pop culture and Hollywood happenings. Dreams to have his own thriving website and make a living doing what he is passionate about.

Posted on January 19, 2009, in 2008, Crime, Drama and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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