My Neighbor's Keeper

  • Walter Klenhard (2007)
  • Can
  • 91 min
My Neighbor's Keeper
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Nothing rings true in this flat and badly written TV movie that sees childless Laura Harring (Mulholland Drive) among the suspects when her best friend and mother of two is murdered. But following a sluggish set-up designed to establish her apparent motive to kill, the "did she or didn't she?" angle soon peters out in favour of a predictable plotline involving the dead pal's husband (a one-note Linden Ashby). Naturally, Harring starts investigating the case herself to clear her name, while incurring emotional grief at home for becoming surrogate mum to Ashby's youngsters. These two ultimately incompatible story threads - part suspense-free thriller, part distracting relationship drama - make the film feel unfocused and unsatisfying, with neither element done justice by the unconvincing script and stilted performances.

Plot Summary

Mystery thriller starring Laura Harring. When her best friend is murdered, childless Kate Powell is more than happy to become surrogate mother to her two kids. But suspicions are soon raised as to what lengths Kate would go to in order to complete her family.

Cast and crew

Cast

Kate Powell
Laura Harring
Mike Harding
Linden Ashby
Tim Powell
Ken Tremblett
Ann Harding
Brenda Campbell
Detective Billings
Nathaniel DeVeaux

Crew

Director
Walter Klenhard

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Swearing, edited for violence.
Categories
Drama