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15th Sep '15 3:03:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* TragicBigot: Abel Turner is a black police officer with a [[MalignedMixedMarriage hatred for interracial couples]] because of something tragic from his past. [[spoiler:His late wife was having an affair with her white boss, and they were both killed in a car crash as they were driving to the guy's home to have sex.]]
15th Aug '15 11:05:52 AM pm111196
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* AdultsAreUseless: There is hardly any screentime and only 1 or 2 scenes with characters beside Abel and the Mattsons. It seems as if the writer or director wanted to focus on the Mattsons with no outside support. They are quite stupid in their own ways after all, not complaing to anyone else but Lisa's father, who is the most prominent supporting character only have 5 minutes in 2 scenes in the film.

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* AdultsAreUseless: There is hardly any screentime and only 1 or 2 scenes with characters beside Abel and the Mattsons. It seems as if the writer or director wanted to focus on the Mattsons with no outside support. They are quite stupid in their own ways after all, not complaing to anyone else but Lisa's father, who is the most prominent supporting character only have having 5 minutes in 2 scenes in the film.



* PoliceAreUseless: Of course, considering that Abel is a cop and will certainly attempt to mislead the police, like he does when he claims he heard noises after the Mattsons call them after thier car tires have been slashed. The fact that they don't complain to the police is also quite illogical.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Of course, considering that Abel is a cop and will certainly attempt to mislead the police, like he does when he claims he heard noises after the Mattsons call them after thier car tires have been slashed. The fact that they don't complain to the police again or especially tell one of his buddies is also quite illogical.dumb. His buddies may at least find some reason to believe them as they would probably know about Abel's past.
15th Aug '15 11:02:52 AM pm111196
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* AdultsAreUseless: There is hardly any screentime and only 1 or 2 scenes with characters beside Abel and the Mattsons. It seems as if the writer or director wanted to focus on the Mattsons with no outside support. They are quite stupid in their own ways after all, not complaing to anyone else but Lisa's father, who is the most prominent supporting character only have 5 minutes in 2 scenes in the film.



* CynicismCatalyst: The event that ultimately drove Turner to focus his rage on the young interracial couple is revealed to be the death of his wife, who was killed [[spoiler: in a car accident with her white boss; they were having an affair. It is implied that she was going to run away with him]].

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* CynicismCatalyst: The event that ultimately drove Turner to focus his rage on the young interracial couple is revealed to be the death of his wife, who was killed [[spoiler: in a car accident with her white boss; they were having an affair. It is implied that she was going to run away with him]].him, mostly due to Abel's strictness.]]


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* PoliceAreUseless: Of course, considering that Abel is a cop and will certainly attempt to mislead the police, like he does when he claims he heard noises after the Mattsons call them after thier car tires have been slashed. The fact that they don't complain to the police is also quite illogical.
17th Jun '15 8:16:49 AM M3
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** Though Lisa does this herself. She purposely stops taking her birth control pills without telling Chris despite him telling her that he is not ready for a child. When she becomes pregnant, he is made to look like a jerk for not being happy about having a kid.
22nd Mar '15 12:37:47 PM Morgenthaler
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''Lakeview Terrace'' is a 2008 film directed by [=Neil LaBute=] (''Film/InTheCompanyOfMen'', ''DeathAtAFuneral'') and produced by WillSmith. The film stars Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/PatrickWilson, and Creator/KerryWashington.

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''Lakeview Terrace'' is a 2008 film directed by [=Neil LaBute=] (''Film/InTheCompanyOfMen'', ''DeathAtAFuneral'') ''Film/DeathAtAFuneral'') and produced by WillSmith.Creator/WillSmith. The film stars Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/PatrickWilson, and Creator/KerryWashington.
21st Mar '15 1:29:41 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''Lakeview Terrace''''' is a 2008 film directed by [=Neil LaBute=] (''Film/InTheCompanyOfMen'', ''DeathAtAFuneral'') and produced by WillSmith. The film stars Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/PatrickWilson, and Creator/KerryWashington.

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'''''Lakeview Terrace''''' ''Lakeview Terrace'' is a 2008 film directed by [=Neil LaBute=] (''Film/InTheCompanyOfMen'', ''DeathAtAFuneral'') and produced by WillSmith. The film stars Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/PatrickWilson, and Creator/KerryWashington.



* [[spoiler: AlasPoorVillain: Abel himself at the end.]]
* AngryBlackMan: Abel.

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* BlackGalOnWhiteGuyDrama: Basically what this movie is all about.

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* %%* BlackGalOnWhiteGuyDrama: Basically what this movie is all about.



* NobleBigotWithABadge: Abel.
* ThePlace

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* %%* NobleBigotWithABadge: Abel.
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21st Mar '15 1:28:27 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''Lakeview Terrace''''' is a 2008 film directed by [=Neil LaBute=] (''Film/InTheCompanyOfMen'', ''DeathAtAFuneral'') and produced by WillSmith. The film stars Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/Patrick Wilson, and Creator/KerryWashington.

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'''''Lakeview Terrace''''' is a 2008 film directed by [=Neil LaBute=] (''Film/InTheCompanyOfMen'', ''DeathAtAFuneral'') and produced by WillSmith. The film stars Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/Patrick Wilson, Creator/PatrickWilson, and Creator/KerryWashington.
4th Feb '15 8:25:44 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''Lakeview Terrace''''' is a 2008 film directed by Creator/NeilLaBute (''Film/InTheCompanyOfMen'', ''DeathAtAFuneral'') and produced by WillSmith. The film stars Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/Patrick Wilson, and Creator/KerryWashington.

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'''''Lakeview Terrace''''' is a 2008 film directed by Creator/NeilLaBute [=Neil LaBute=] (''Film/InTheCompanyOfMen'', ''DeathAtAFuneral'') and produced by WillSmith. The film stars Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/Patrick Wilson, and Creator/KerryWashington.
4th Feb '15 8:25:07 PM Mdumas43073
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''Lakeview Terrace'' is a 2008 film directed by Creator/NeilLaBute (''Film/InTheCompanyOfMen'', ''DeathAtAFuneral'') and produced by WillSmith. The film stars Creator/SamuelLJackson, Patrick Wilson (''Film/TheATeam''), and Kerry Washington (''I Think I Love My Wife'').

Chris and Lisa Mattsen are a young, recently married interracial couple who have just moved into a "starter home" in an upper-middle class neighborhood near Los Angeles, California. Looking forward to starting their brand new life together, the Mattsens have few worries aside from getting settled in, and when they should start talking about starting a family. That is, until they meet their new neighbor, Abel Turner.

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''Lakeview Terrace'' '''''Lakeview Terrace''''' is a 2008 film directed by Creator/NeilLaBute (''Film/InTheCompanyOfMen'', ''DeathAtAFuneral'') and produced by WillSmith. The film stars Creator/SamuelLJackson, Patrick Wilson (''Film/TheATeam''), Creator/Patrick Wilson, and Kerry Washington (''I Think I Love My Wife'').

Creator/KerryWashington.

Chris and Lisa Mattsen (Wilson) and his wife Lisa (Washington) are a young, recently married interracial couple who have just moved into a "starter home" in an upper-middle class neighborhood near Los Angeles, California. Looking forward to starting their brand new life together, the Mattsens have few worries aside from getting settled in, and when they should start talking about starting a family. That is, until they meet their new neighbor, Abel Turner.
Turner (Jackson).
23rd Dec '14 7:19:29 PM DrOO7
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* FriendsRentControl: Only in Hollywood would anyone consider the Mattsens' house a "starter home". A house that size, in that neighborhood of L.A. (which has some of the highest housing costs in the U.S.), with a decent sized in-ground pool, would easily cost seven figures. Abel as well, who can afford his own home on a beat cop's salary. Even with the mention of him "working my ads off, saving every dime," it's too much of a stretch.

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* FriendsRentControl: Only in Hollywood would anyone consider the Mattsens' house a "starter home". A house that size, in that neighborhood of L.A. (which has some of the highest housing costs in the U.S.), with a decent sized in-ground pool, would easily cost seven figures. Abel as well, who can afford his own home on a beat cop's salary. Even with the mention of him "working my ads ass off, saving every dime," it's too much of a stretch.


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* JerkassHasAPoint: Abel' s annoyance about his kids witnessing Chris and Lisa making love in their swimming pool. As well as his lingering anger at his wife, who repaid his working like a dog to give her a good life by cheating on him.
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