William Fichtner, the actor you’ve seen countless times in a supporting role (think, Colonel Willie Sharp in Armageddon or Jimmy’s father in Blades of Glory) gets the limelight and the plaudits from the likes of Stephen King in director Aaron Harvey’s The Neighbour.
“Low-key, but what a bravura performance from William Fichtner, one of America’s great unsung actors,” said Stephen King on seeing Aaron Harvey’s new thriller The Neighbour.
Indeed, Cinemarter’s Matthew Parkinson said: “It’s really great to see William Fichtner in a leading role. It’s such a rare occurrence that any time it happens, I feel like we need to take a step back and appreciate it—and him.”
Michael Rechtshaffen of the Los Angeles Times was also impressed, saying: “The Neighbor finds a sturdy constant in its thoughtfully delineated performances and handsome production values.”
Coming to DVD and Digital on November 5 in the UK, danger and temptation collide as Mike (Fichtner), a middle-aged man bored by domesticity and his marriage, begins a friendship that turns to sexual attraction with vulnerable new neighbour Jenna (Jessica McNamee).
Jenna’s own relationship with Scott (Michael Rosenbaum) has its own problems and she eventually reveals dark details of their tumultuous marriage. As the secrets begin to affect both couples, Mike’s actions put Jenna and his wife Lisa (Jean Louisa Kelly) on a crash course to confrontation with potentially deadly consequences.
The Neighbour is on DVD and Digital from November 5 in the UK.