Picks and Pans Review: Next Door

UPDATED 09/05/1994 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 09/05/1994 at 01:00 AM EDT

Showtime (Sun., Sept. 4, 8 p.m. ET)


James Woods and Kate Capshaw play a married pair of teachers. In the adjoining house live a raucous blue-collar couple (Randy Quaid and Lucinda Jenney) who have a habit of making noisy love in the backyard. Even good fences cannot make good neighbors when the refined reside next to the uncouth. So a dispute over a lawn sprinkler escalates into savagery.

I kept waiting for this tedious film to turn a corner, to make a point, to do anything. But all it ever attains is a queasy tone, neither as funny nor as frightening as it aspires at various times to be. What a stupefying waste of a talented cast!

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