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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.

Director:

Jonas Åkerlund

Writers:

Chris Millis (novel), Chris Millis (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Lucas ... Franklin Franklin
James Caan ... Mr. Allspice
Nugget Nugget ... Franklin's Dog
Juno Temple ... Simone
Saffron Burrows ... Francine
Peter Stormare ... Mr. Olivetti
Johnny Knoxville ... Tommy Balls
Rebel Wilson ... Rocky
James Marsden ... Bernard Franklin
DJ Qualls ... Artie
Dolph Lundgren ... Dr. Sage Mennox
Billy Crystal ... Burt Walnut
Tara Holt ... Amber
Noel Gugliemi ... Dog Walker
David Koechner ... Detective O'Grady
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Garip Komsular See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Writer Chris Millis' original novel (on which the script is based) won 23rd Annual International 3-Day Novel-Writing Contest (2000). See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Mennox sits down in his seat after coming out of the lavatory, he and Franklin both have cocktail glasses in the drink holder of their seats. A few seconds later when they shake hands, Dr. Mennox's drink has disappeared. The flight attendant then walks up and hands a Vodka Martini to Dr. Mennox, and a rum and Coke to Franklin. The drink glass that had been sitting next to Franklin has now mysteriously disappeared, too. See more »

Quotes

Bernard Franklin: Dr. Mennox's book says my brain is clogged with, um... emotional cholesterol. That I need to exercise stronger thoughts.
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Alternate Versions

3 minutes have been cut on the Blu-ray version, most notably a scene between Franklin (Matt Lucas) and Dr. Sage Mennox (Dolph Lundgren, between 85:05 - 87:43 NTSC). That scene was present on the R1 US DVD. None of the Blu-rays (U.S., Norwegian or Australian editions) contain that scene. Australian DVD is also cut (88:24 PAL runtime). However it is reported the German DVD may also be uncut (92:06 PAL runtime). See more »

Connections

References The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
Written by Bob Russell and Bobby Scott
Performed by Per Gessle
Published by Music Sales Corporation ASCAP and Jenny Music, Inc. ASCAP
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Darkly Intriguing
25 February 2013 | by laurakhaleSee all my reviews

I rented this movie from a Redbox, for something amusing to watch on a night off from work. Instead, I found it to be a psychological cross section of character studies of people I don't get to see much in films, or life, for that matter.

It's not a film for everyone. The characters are people who would be considered the lowlifes by most folks in our society. These characters are those that are the broken, the cast offs, the castaways, the hopeless. But these people have their own dreams and dignities, that we may scoff at, but are what keep them going.

Matt Lucas brings a kind of innocent goofiness to his character, Franklin Franklin. His brother was taking care of him up until a year before. When you take Franklin's behavior, and then other certain scenes together, you may conclude that he has a mental illness of some kind. That said, it changed my empathy for his character very much.

Why Franklin finds himself in the dilemma of disposing of his landlord's dead body comes as a surprise, and as he goes about it, the viewer comes to know Franklin better.

There is some wonderful star power in this movie, and they shine subtly, but brilliantly. The music is spot on for the scenes and the direction and editing are perfection.

In the end, there are some repetitions that are silly and some patterns that are interesting. And the twist at the end is great. It's a long way to Switzerland!


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