The Boy Downstairs (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Boy Downstairs (2016)




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A young writer (Zosia Mamet) returns to New York after a two-year stint in London. She finds the perfect apartment, but soon discovers that her ex-boyfriend lives downstairs. Written and directed by Sophie Brooks.


Critic Reviews for The Boy Downstairs

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Mamet has a quick, spry reaction time and a gently forlorn focus that holds the screen, and she holds this movie together.

May 3, 2017 | Full Review…

An assured, laid-back debut and a good next move for Zosia Mamet.

April 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Named like a horror movie but packaged like a rom-com, The Boy Downstairs is a sweet showcase of writer/director Sophie Brooks' takes on memory, expectation and charm.

May 11, 2017 | Rating: 7.3/10 | Full Review…

Brooks perfectly captures the party dynamic of young Brooklyn gatherings, vividly skewering hipster hookup culture and mustachioed meet-cutes on rooftops, while still managing to approach her central love story with maximum pathos.

May 8, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Brooks has a good ear for everyday wit, and a good eye for lived-in detail.

May 4, 2017 | Full Review…

In trying to say something about life and the experiences of disillusioned, confused young people, it ends up saying nothing. The film is just so many recycled scenes from other, better films that had something original to say.

April 28, 2017 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

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