The Wrong Neighbor (2017) Movie Review

The Wrong Neighbor (2017)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Ashlynn Yennie in The Wrong Neighbor (2017)

A Wrong 'un

When Lisa (Cristine Prosperi - His Double Life) was born her father, Tim (Steve Richard Harris), gave up on his dream in order to stay at home to look after her whilst her mum, Heather (Andrea Bogart), focused on her career as a lawyer. It is why when Tim and Heather's marriage breaks down because Tim wants to return to work as a chef, Lisa not only becomes a pain in the butt towards her mum but sides with her father who she spends her weekends with. It is there that Lisa meets Jamie (Ashlynn Yennie), an attractive neighbour who has not only befriended her father but decides to become part of Lisa's life, secretly scaring off one of her friends who shows up. All is well until Jamie over steps the boundaries and Lisa decides to cut her out causing Jamie to show her real nature.

There is a scene in "The Wrong Neighbor" where Tim meets Jamie and pays for her lunch and she says he is her hero, which leads to some painful dialogue about heroes riding white horses. But then we get the worst scene I can remember in a Lifetime movie where Jamie accidentally on purpose drops her keys and bends over in front of him. It is almost as horrendous as a scene a short while later as Lisa and Tim watch a movie on her laptop and we get treated to a lot of fake laughter. I literally could go on because it seems like every third scene in "The Wrong Neighbor" involves bad acting and bad dialogue which would have been entertaining if the entire movie had been made in a tongue in cheek manner.

But what you get in "The Wrong Neighbor" seems pretty typical as we meet Jamie and quickly get to know that she is one of those people who have a dangerous, obsessed side to her personality, who does all the classics from getting people drunk, installing spy software on their laptops and becoming erratic and dangerously protective of what she wants. It leads you to suspect all can't be as obvious as it seems especially when in the cast there is Michael Madsen as Lisa's swim coach and who looks like he needs to get out in the sun. I will say there is a twist to "The Wrong Neighbor" but I won't tell you what it is just in case the idea of watching a routine Lifetime psycho movie with bad dialogue and bad acting is what you enjoy.

What this all boils down to is that "The Wrong Neighbor" is your grade A typical Lifetime movie but one which features more than its fair share of bad dialogue delivered with some atrocious acting.