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The Boy Downstairs

Dir: Sophie Brooks
Cast: Zosia Mamet, Matthew Shear, Deirdre O'Connell
91mins   2017   USA   12A   English   

Diana moves back to New York City after a few years abroad and finds the perfect Brooklyn apartment for a fresh start. Yet on the first night in her new home, she discovers that her ex-boyfriend Ben lives in the apartment below hers. After an awkward reunion, Diana proclaims her intentions for a genuine friendship. But as old wounds are opened, both Diana and Ben are forced to confront the true nature of their feelings.

'Mamet has a quick, spry reaction time and a gently forlorn focus that holds the screen' - Owen Gleiberman, Variety

'The combination of Brooks' sharp writing and ear for dialogue with Mamet's neurotic charms is why The Boy Downstairs is such a surprising treat' - Travis Hopson, Punch Drunk Critics