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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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Genres:

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The address on the envelope received by Franklin Franklin is 1700 Marlton Avenue, which does not exist in Los Angeles, California. The Marlton Building, filming location for the apartments, had a street address of 4041 S. Marlton Avenue, and was part of a mixed office and retail development. It has since been demolished. See more »

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When Dr. Mennox shakes Franklin's hand, he grasps Franklin's right forearm with his left hand. Immediately after in the reverse shot, Dr. Mennox's left hand is gone from Franklin's forearm and is nowhere to be seen. 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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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 »


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Making Love or Expecting Rain
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 BeneCumbSee 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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