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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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... Franklin Franklin
... Mr. Allspice
Nugget ... Franklin's Dog
... Simone
... Francine
... Mr. Olivetti
... Tommy Balls
... Rocky
... Bernard Franklin
... Artie
... Dr. Sage Mennox
... Burt Walnut
... Amber
... Dog Walker
... Detective O'Grady
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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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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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

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March 2013 (France)  »

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Garip Komsular  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Writer Chris Millis' original novel (on which the script is based) won 23rd Annual International 3-Day Novel-Writing Contest (2000). 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 »

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Simone: At least I have a plan. What is your big goal? All I see is a stoner who works in a convenience store.
Tommy Balls: In a convenience-based society. I am at the center of the action.
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Written by Per Gessle
Performed by Per Gessle
Published by Jimmy Fun Music
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Darkly Intriguing
25 February 2013 | by See 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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