Lakeview Terrace [WS] [DVD] [2008]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 6)

Special Features


  • Deleted scenes with optional commentary
  • Director and cast commentary
  • Welcome to Lakeview Terrace: Behind-the-Scenes featurettes
  • -"An Open House" - Behind the Story
  • -"Meet Your Neighbors" - Casting
  • "Home Sweet Home" - Physical Production
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Lakeview Terrace
An interracial couple moves into their California dream home, only to find themselves the target of their volatile next-door neighbor -- a racist LAPD officer -- in this tightly wound thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington. Newlyweds Chris and Lisa seem like they have the perfect marriage and now, with their new home in the exclusive community Lakeview Terrace, the perfect life as well, but things soon turn ugly in the posh neighborhood when they begin to receive threats from their neighbor Abel, a middle-aged LAPD officer who has obvious objections to the couple's interracial marriage. What starts as an attitude problem soon morphs into full-on harassment, and before long the couple finds that their worries go far beyond their property values -- or the encroaching California wildfire burning in view of their community -- as they begin to fear for their lives. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Samuel L. Jackson
    Samuel L. Jackson - Abel Turner
  • Patrick Wilson
    Patrick Wilson - Chris Mattson
  • Kerry Washington
    Kerry Washington - Lisa Mattson
  • Ron Glass
    Ron Glass - Harold Perreau
  • Justin Chambers
    Justin Chambers - Donnie Eaton



Overall customer rating

4.3
84%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Conventional, but still exciting and entertaining

    Posted
    variable303

    Lakeview Terrace focuses on the progressive volatile relationship between an interracial couple that moves into a middle class neighborhood, and their neighbor who happens to be a police officer (Samuel Jackson). What starts off as a typical next-door-neighbor relationship progressively spirals out of control. Race plays a central thematic role throughout their conflict as this movie examines a more tenuous form of racism that is arguably still pervasive in our society. Some may feel this movie is a bit on the preachy side, but nevertheless, it still does a solid job in maintaining a high level of action and excitement. What really makes this movie enjoyable are the believable performances by the cast, particularly Samuel Jackson. The gradual escalation of tension between the neighbors is also portrayed in a believable way that many people can probably identify with. Overall, this movie follows a fairly conventional format that many may like, while others will argue that it's too banal, formulaic, and predictable (if you prefer more original, artsy independent films, look elsewhere). Regardless, solid performances by its cast make this movie worth watching. Enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great thriller!!!

    Posted
    redandblack6s

    My wife and I loved this movie! This movie touched a nerve with my wife and I. Not because of the racial issues, (which are a big problem in our country today), but because of the out-of-control 'men in blue'. We suffered a traumatic unforgetable incident at the hands of some violent out-of-control cops, and we were the same race. (Ironically, we lived at Oakview Terrace at the time.) This film sends a big message, not only about racism, but how our law enforcement are given the power to do whatever they want, without repercussion. After our incident, my wife and I are now terrified and view cops as the enemy. It's not suppose to be this way! I highly recommend this film, not just because it's a good movie, but as a wake up call! Other related films are Unlawful Entry, Pride and Glory, and Crash.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Love Thy Neighbor

    Posted
    Slimdwiz

    When a interracial couple(Patrick Wilson,Kerry Washington) move in next door to a racist,bitter cop(Samuel L.Jackson) things get out of hand.He gets joy out of tormenting the two because he's an LAPD officer.The plot is a little redundant with the final act where,well if you seen it once you seen it a thousand times,and I don't need to tell you what happens.Jackson in this movie is a man you'll hate as much as his neighbors do.Showing up where he's not wanted.All in all this is a rent I don't think that this type of movie has a lot of replay value.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very interesting movie

    Posted
    TBRussell09

    This is an exceptionally good movie. Definately gets under the skin of todays w/b relationship ordeals. S. Jackson is the perfect role for this movie. Great actor who always delivers a great performance. Buy it, you wont be dissapointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME MOVIE

    Posted
    ZOMBIZZOL29

    THIS MOVIE WAS GREAT FROM BEGGINING TO END..THERE WAS NOT ONE BORING PART IN IT-IT KEPT ME WONDERING WHAT COULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN NEXT-THE STORYLINE WAS GREAT-THE ACTORS WERE GREAT-THE ENDING WAS GREAT--IT IS A MUST OWN MOVIE-I LOVED IT!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Movie

    Posted
    DizzyDog105

    This Movie was awesome I liked every minute of this movie and I'd recommend it to anybody that is a fan of Samuel L. Jackson.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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