Small Apartments (2012) - Comedy, Crime, Drama

Hohum Score

28

Watchable

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

IMDB: 6.1
Director: Jonas Åkerlund
Stars: Matt Lucas, Peter Stormare
Length: 96 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 4 out of 30 found boring (13.33%)

One-line Reviews (20)

Unfortunately the main star or leading man played by Matt Lucas was so stupid and dull as a character that pretty much ruined the entire experience for me in the end.

Totally engaging, super black comedy.

Great colors, great photography, good, but weird characters and 'uneventful events' mixed with a sort of separation-melancholia that is well-known to dwell in many apartment complexes.

To wrap up, I highly recommend it if you can deal with some weird and bizarre, It's all worth it in the end.

I can tell you it is a bit "left field" and goes along with "life is stranger than fiction", it is not action packed, it is steady , plodding ,testing your loyalty, weighing you.

The final scene also feels terribly banal for a movie that otherwise has originality written all over it.

I laughed on occasion, grew restless frequently, and overall, will regard the experience with mounting confusion and perplexing emotions.

Darkly Intriguing .

The first and second acts are the best, and they are a fascinating insight into the human psyche, with the individuals dealing with different stages of emotion, and barriers.

I would recommend this for anyone 18 or older that's looking for an entertaining work of art.

An experience of mounting confusion and perplexing emotions .

The film is so reliant on oddball elements though that things fall apart near the end as the narrative takes a sharp, dramatic turn when Lucas discovers some unexpected things about his brother.

Considering the one built an eighty-six minute film around an uninteresting, mentally unstable graphic designer and the other around an eccentric who lost is dog and is finding the most obscure people in his neighborhood, the competition was relatively low.

What a fresh exciting and entertaining movie to have stumbled upon.

Trust me, reader, the plot moves a lot slower than how I described it.

Its a Dark Comedy that slowly unravels whilst keeping you on the edge of your seat the entire time before ending perfectly.

Yet what soils most of their appearances is the fact that they are subjected to obsessively quirky material and uninteresting banter that substitutes plot progression.

And I enjoyed it just on that level.

Much slower, which is one of the film's gravest flaws.

Small Apartments is a dull, boring and quite dumb drama comedy that does have a solid and well known cast such as James Caan, Peter Stormare, Johnny Knoxville, Billy Crystal, Rebel Wilson, James Marsden and Dolph Lundgren.