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

Ashlynn Yennie in The Wrong Neighbor (2017)

A Wrong 'un

When Lisa was born (Cristine Prosperi) her father, Tim (Steve Richard Harris), gave up on his dream 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 her parent's marriage breaks down because Tim wants to return to work as a chef that Lisa not only becomes a pain in the butt towards her mum but sides with her father who she visits in his new home for weekends. 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, 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 involves bad acting and bad dialogue which at times 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 stuff as we meet Jamie and quickly get to know that she is one freaky psycho, who does all the classics from getting people drunk, installing spy software on their laptops and seeming to get very 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 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 exactly what you want.

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