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The Boy Downstairs finds a few fresh moments in its familiar setup and benefits from Zosia Mamet's charismatic performance, both of which are enough to keep viewers interested. Read critic reviews

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Diana moves back to New York City after a few years abroad and finds the perfect Brooklyn apartment for a fresh start. During 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.

Cast & Crew

Arliss Howard
Diana's Father
Jeff Ward
Marcus
Sophie Brooks
Screenwriter
Paul Brooks
Executive Producer
David Buckley
Original Music
Stefan Weinberger
Cinematographer
Matt Friedman
Film Editor
Meredith Lippincott
Production Design
Alison Nguyen
Art Director
Sally Levi
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All Critics (47) | Top Critics (20) | Fresh (30) | Rotten (17)

  • The bridge between quirky and irksome is very, very small, but I actually really liked it... It did a very good job of capturing the awkward intimacy of relations, particularly of estranged relations.

    August 28, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The screenplay of this post-mumblecore, millennial When Harry Met Sally trades on good humour and scarlet-making awkward situations.

    June 18, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Zosia Mamet is the major selling point here. In a film that's lovely but unlikely to prove memorable, she shows she can carry a film with immense charm.

    June 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Some good performances can't elevate this run of the mill rom-com, disappointing considering the talent involved.

    June 11, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It offers a valuable insight into how young women can be just as bumbling, emotionally inept and ambivalent about commitment as men.

    June 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It's a sweetly observed drama, often wryly amusing, that captures an unremarkable modern couple in the midst of painfully authentic romantic negotiations.

    June 7, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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