Arlington Road (1999)
Jeff Bridges plays Michael Faraday, the husband of a deceased FBI agent. The movie opens up as he saves the life of a young boy, the son of his new neighbours - a friendly couple with a lot of gratitude for what he did. Faraday struggles with life after his wife’s death and so does his son. While trying to balance life out between work, his new girlfriend, his son and his own problems, Faraday starts to suspect his neighbour is not who he appears to be.
Quite a good thriller that I hadn’t seen or heard of. Also stars Tim Robbins as Bridges’ antagonist. The strongest feature of the film is that it takes its time to develop the characters and the plot, so there is plenty of detail and background to get you into the story. The movie runs for almost 2 hours but it’s never dull and always captivating for the viewer. The ending was rather unconventional and satisfying to me at least but might not appeal to some who seek closure.