2 November 2004 | vchimpanzee
Chilling, mainly during the second half
Greg is a weatherman for 'Rise and Shine New York' who has gotten a national job. Jane is his girlfriend who doesn't want to move in with him, instead taking over her Aunt Cecile's fifth-floor apartment.
It was Martha Stewart (no, not the famous one) who found Aunt Cecile dead at the bottom of the stairs. And she's only one of the quirky neighbors. Some are in Jane's building (such as the super, who is the landlord's mentally unstable nephew Larry), and others can be seen from Jane's window--including
a cross-dresser, and the man who may have killed his wife.
Alice apparently lives in the apartment below Jane's, and she has real problems. Though never seen, she leaves numerous trash bags in the hall, and sends Jane nasty notes about her behavior, even though Jane is relatively quiet. Later, Jane gets more than notes.
I don't care much for scary movies, but this one was just chilling enough to be entertaining, especially toward the end. Those who can't stand 'Fear Factor' might not want to see this movie.
Shelley Duvall made quite an eerie character, and I genuinely despised her. Mr. Collins was nervous but nice, and he reminded me in some ways of Fred Rogers. I won't say just why I thought Austin Pendleton did a very good job.
The movie left us not knowing what really happened. We think we know--OR DO WE????