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Small Apartments (2012)

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A man is surrounded by strange events and odd neighbors in this adaptation of Chris Millis' novel.

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When a clumsy deadbeat accidentally kills his landlord, he must do everything in his power to hide the body, only to find the distractions of lust, the death of his beloved brother and a crew of misfit characters, force him on a journey where a fortune awaits him. Written by anonymous

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Rob Schneider was previously attached to star and Michael Philip to direct. See more »

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When Franklin is trying to decide what to do with Mr. Olivetti's body, you can see Mr.Olivetti (who is supposed to be dead) blinking. See more »

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Bernard Franklin: Franklin, what are we so scared of? You only get one shot at this life. There are no do-overs. Time wasted, is time lost. The past is a ghost. The future a dream. There is only right now. We need to forgive each other, Franklin. Forgive and keep moving forward because we're all so ridiculously imperfect. And we need to find a place we call home. A place were we know we're loved and we feel safe. I see it all so clearly now. It doesn't matter if you live in a small apartment or some ...
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Small apartments and apparently smaller lives but not so small a lesson!
6 March 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This movie is weird and disturbing movie when it starts but by the end it proves true to the purpose it is intended to have. The lives of the residents of an apartment building change when the owner is accidentally killed by one of the inhabitant. It take a while to get the hang of the pulse of the movie and it requires a lot of patience. The main protagonist is a loner and a voyeur who misses his ill(mentally) brother from whom he gets his taped messages. Meanwhile he is trying to dispose off the dead body of the owner.

You do not fall in love with its characters or empathize with them but it definitely scares you to see their lives and you pray not to end up like them. But there are few moments when you feel sad for the people portrayed who are stuck in their little world and have distant hopes of escape from it. This movie forces you to confront or at least acknowledge the alienation,apathy,and surrender of some in the modern society who live on it fringe with little expectation of any worthwhile impact on anyone's life other than their own. But still it leaves you with a nice little message about forgiveness , family and the meaning of a well lived life.

You are not going to remember this movie for long but it's decently directed eerie movie for a select few who are patient enough to take a lesson home.

PS: Watch at your own risk.Either you will hate it or you will applaud the efforts for such a real depiction of lives in small apartments!


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