2.5

The King is Dead

Comedy Drama


 

Open inspection in a leafy neighbourhood. Max and Therese decide that here is the house for them.

"The King is Dead!" provides an interesting take on a neighbours-from-hell saga that is not quite interesting enough to really delight. It is a clash of cultures when a cosy middle-class couple move next door to simpler drug dealing folk. There are a few laughs to be had as the plot dawdles and drags, but expect stereotypes drawn with a heavy hand, and disappointingly, we watch caricatures rather than characters. Still, you can't help wondering what you might do in this situation. Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours...

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 12th July 2012