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Assisted Living (2003)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  February 2003 (USA)
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"Assisted Living" chronicles a day in the life of Todd, a janitor who "Assisted Living" is shot and staged in a real nursing home and gains

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Michael Bonsignore ...
Todd
Maggie Riley ...
Mrs. Pearlman
Nancy Jo Boone ...
Nancy Jo
Malerie Boone ...
Malerie Skelley
Clint Vaught ...
Hance Purcell
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Kathy Hogan
Jose Albovias ...
Jose
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"Assisted Living" chronicles a day in the life of Todd, a janitor who spends his days smoking pot and interacting with the residents for his own entertainment. Todd's detachment from his surroundings is compromised only by his unlikely friendship with Mrs. Pearlman, a resident who begins to confuse him with her son. On this particular day, Todd must choose whether or not to play the part. "Assisted Living" is shot and staged in a real nursing home and gains much of its unique effect and style from the participation of actual residents and staff members. During much of the film, it is impossible to distinguish between what is real and what is fiction. Written by Lars Ericson

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Rated R for some pot smoking
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$500,000 (estimated)

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$14,146 (USA) (4 February 2005)

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$41,929 (USA) (11 February 2005)
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a gem
15 January 2006 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

Having just gone through the experience of placing my parents in a home I can appreciate the grace and humanity Elliot Greenebaum displays in his film. Not many films dare to tread the subject of what happens when you are unable to care for yourself. How often are the elderly portrayed as the wacky old coots who can't manage their bathroom habits without a laugh track? I feel that this film makes us face our greatest fear - that we'll be forgotten and closeted away in an institution and worse, alone. "Todd" for all his faults recognizes this and in his own unorthodox way understands the need for someone to just listen. It will be interesting when the mass of baby boomers are shelved away in institutions. Perhaps then will storytellers broach the subject as humanely and gently as Mr. Greenebaum.


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