In California, the Caucasian Chris Mattson and his Afro-American wife Lisa Mattson move to a house in a safe compound. The racist and dysfunctional next door neighbor is the abusive LAPD Officer Abel Turner that feels uncomfortable with the relationship of the newcomers and transforms their lives in Hell on Earth. —IMDb
Neil LaBute is a writer, director, and playwright. His first film, In the Company of Men, debuted at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival and won the dramatic Filmmakers Trophy. Nurse Betty (2000) screened at Cannes. LaBute has written plays that have been performed on stages around the world, including Bash: Latter Day Plays (2000), The Mercy Seat (2002), The Shape of Things (2003), and reasons to be pretty (2009), which was nominated for three Tony Awards. He is also the author of the short story collection Seconds of Pleasure. –Sundance
Tremendously underrated. People are way too hard on LaBute's later works. I'd say this is easily one of the best and most thought-provoking thrillers I've ever seen. Normally movies like this always have the characters making dumb decisions and never doing what a normal person would do in the situations it sets up. Not once did that happen with this one. Sure, maybe it's not 100% realistic, but it's just a movie!
This was on Starz or one of those movie channels when I got up this morning. I had seen a few scenes from the middle of it before, but never had a chance to view the whole picture. The writing was… read review