The Boy Downstairs

The Boy Downstairs
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sophie Brooks
  • Cast: Zosia Mamet, Matthew Shear, Deirdre O'Connell
  • UK release: 8 June 2018

Diana (Mamet), an aspiring writer, returns from a European sabbatical and finds that former boyfriend Ben (Shear) is living in the basement flat of her apartment block. A winsome wisp of a romance, likeable and naturalistic enough but lacking in substance, sharp wit or comic highpoints.

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The Boy Downstairs

4 Jun 20183 stars

Zosia Mamet stars in a likeable but inconsequential romantic drama from writer-director Sophie Brooks

Love requires endless second chances in The Boy Downstairs, a winsome wisp of a debut from writer-director Sophie Brooks. There are distant echoes of Annie Hall and vague hints of the influence of Greta Gerwig or Lena Dunham in the very low-key story of…

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