The Boy Downstairs ★★

The gaspingly awful and ridiculously contrived set-up of this lightly comic debut feature by Sophie Brooks makes it difficult for any of its ideas and emotions to be taken seriously. As characters converse, as situations unfold, as old feelings wheedle their way back to the present, there’s always the nagging thought: why the hell did she move in above her old boyfriend? Why would someone do that? And it’s not even some depopulated rustic burg with limiting boarding opportunities. It’s the bustling metropolis of New York City.

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