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Rent Control (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Romance  -  9 September 2005 (USA)
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An attractive couple in their early 20's, Holly and Calvin arrive in the Big Apple fresh from Iowa. They are optimistic, naive and eager to succeed as actors. However, they find the path to... See full summary »

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Holly Washburn
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Calvin
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Audrey
Andrew Kavovit ...
Dennis
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Rico
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Vincent
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Aunt Agatha
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Peter
Beege Barkette ...
Claire Fealy
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Sleazy Building Manager
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George
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Serpico
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Cute Redhead
Ian Kitzmiller ...
Tom
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An attractive couple in their early 20's, Holly and Calvin arrive in the Big Apple fresh from Iowa. They are optimistic, naive and eager to succeed as actors. However, they find the path to success in New York a little more treacherous than they thought. The sky-high rents throughout the city force them to move in temporarily with Holly's Aunt Agatha, an eccentric woman with fifteen cats and an addiction to diet pills. Aunt Agatha lives in a rent-controlled, spacious 1-bedroom apartment on 90th St. and Central Park West, a very posh neighborhood. After six weeks of futile apartment-hunting and numerous other New York humiliations, Holly and Calvin are ready to call it quits and head back to Iowa. At their moment of greatest despair, they discover Agatha's dead body on the kitchen floor. The poor woman has overdosed on diet pills. After panicked deliberation, Holly and Calvin come up with their scheme: If they pretend Agatha is still alive, they can keep the rent-controlled apartment, ... Written by Daniel Q.

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Originally completed in 2002, but officially released in September 2005 as part of the ABC Family Movies imprint ("Pizza My Heart" "School Of Life"). See more »

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Hilariously awful- for the love of God, don't show to your children.
18 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My friends and I were hanging out and came upon this movie completely by accident. We watched it for a good twenty minutes, our mouths hanging open.

What can't be emphasized enough- what I'm still reeling from- is how this managed to be screened on the ABC Family channel. If I were a parent, I'd be appalled, likely, making phone calls about it. How a movie featuring an endless parade of weirdos- including a sadomasochist (!!)and a necrophiliac (!!!!)- and centering on a couple's attempts to rid themselves of an old lady's body, could ever be construed as "family" entertainment is mind-boggling. "Rent Control" is only a family movie insomuch as it features Melissa Joan Hart- having not developed one jot as an actor since her kid-stardom- and is wretched in that particular way that afflicts most children's films: simplistic, poorly shot, with terrible jokes and lines of duologue- really, whole scenes- that make no sense. Basically, it's a film about perverts geared toward five-year-olds. I'm the last one to talk about Hollywood corruption of the youth, but, holy sh**.


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