Lively, entertaining reviews of, and essays on, old and newer films and everything relating to them, written by professional author William Schoell.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


THE PERFECT NEIGHBOR (2005). Director: Douglas Jackson.

Donna (Barbara Niven) has moved in with her Aunt Grace (Linda Darlow) right after murdering the married man who refused to leave his wife. Now she's set her sights on her aunt's neighbor, handsome TV exec William Costigan (Perry King), who's married to Jeannie (Susan Blakely). Donna is a psycho-bitch if ever there were one, and she's very well played by Niven, an attractive actress whose face turns ugly and bestial whenever she's angry -- which in this movie is often. While not as good as director Jackson's similar telefilm The Perfect Assistant (2008), this still holds the attention.

Verdict: Not somebody you'd want for a neighbor. **1/2.

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