ABC Film Challenge – Romance – Z – The Boy Downstairs (2017) Movie Review

This is under Z because of the star Zosia Mamet.

Director: Sophie Brooks

Writer: Sophie Brooks (Screenplay)

Starring: Zosia Mamet, Matthew Shear, Deirdre O’Connell, Srah Ramos, Diana Irvine, Arliss Howard

Plot: A young woman is forced to reflect on her first relationship when she inadvertently moves into her boyfriend’s apartment building.

Runtime: 1 Hour 31 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: The Boy Downstairs starts when an ambitious author Diana (Mamet) moves into a new apartment in New York, only for her to discover her Ex-boyfriend Ben (Shear) already lives in the apartment.

As Diana tries to deal with the idea of living near her ex, she finds herself looking back on her relationship with him as she searches for next stage of her life.

Thoughts on The Boy Downstairs

ThoughtsThe Boy Downstairs is a romantic comedy that follows a young woman looking to get on with her life, only to find out that her ex-boyfriend lives in the same building she moves into, leading her down memory lane, left wondering about what might have been between the two. The look at the relationship does feel like a natural one, with most of the relationship being about two people who loved each other and tried to move on with their lives. The performances in the film do feel natural too, making this feel like it is just part of an everyday life, without ever needing to be an over the top flashy comedy character you would never see in real life. The New York setting is the location that will always be used to make love stories work wonders.

Final Thoughts The Boy Downstairs is everything you would expect from relationship movie.

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