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Lakeview Terrace

Talk about your difficult neighbor! New house owners, Chris and Lisa Mattson (Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington) are hardly unpacked before the man next door (Samuel L. Jackson) begins invading their privacy. Soon his actions have escalated to harassment. But the couple has nowhere to turn for help because the perpetrator is a police officer. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 110
Theater Release: 18 Sep 2008
Video Release: 27 Jan 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Lakeview Terrace Rated PG-13?


This script is packed with moderate profanities as well as a couple of strong, sexual expletives. Terms of Deity, racial slurs and sexual innuendos are also included. Neighbors watch a couple having sexual relations in their pool. At a bachelor’s party, women dance provocatively and make sexual advances toward a man. Bare male buttocks are briefly seen. A character exercises excessive force on a man, including hitting and threatening to shoot him. Officers confront a drug dealer and bully him. A man takes a bullet to the chest and another is shot at close proximity. Blood from a body is shown in a swimming pool. Police and civilians exchange gunfire in the street. A man attacks a woman during a home invasion. Social drinking and cigarette smoking are shown. Some drug references are made.

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