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Small Apartments (2012)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  March 2013 (France)
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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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Rated R for language, some violence, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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When Franklin is putting Mr Olivetti into his car he says to Mr Allspice he his moving to Switzerland, Mr Allspice thought he said Sweden, Dolph Lundgren (Dr Sage Mennox) was born in Sweden as is also the director of the movie Jonas Åkerlund. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Simone: You're not totally disgusting for an old guy.
Franklin Franklin: Really? Thank you.
Simone: What are you, like fifty?
Franklin Franklin: Thirty two.
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Waltz for Woody
Written by Per Gessle
Performed by Per Gessle
Published by Jimmy Fun Music
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Slightly over-sophisticated, but still peculiar and independent
14 May 2013 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

The movie in question is a 2012 American black comedy directed by a famous video maker (Jonas Åkerlund) and tells the story of an odd obese Switzerland-fan (Franklin Franklin, distinguishably performed by Matt Lucas) who inadvertently kills his landlord. All the characters - in spite of their rank in society - are strange zanies, and even if briefly on screen, they are catchy thanks to good/distinctive actors such as James Caan, Johnny Knoxville, Billy Crystal, James Marsden, Peter Stormare, Amanda Plummer, Dolph Lundgren - first and foremost.

Apart from crazy moments and depictions, the plot contains several "correct" views on love, friendship, family relations etc, making it hectic and uneven at times, and there are some ending predictability related to the protagonist and bad guys. But as the movie is not long (around 1,5 hours), it is still catchy to watch and you will have your laughs and chuckles.


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