Small Apartments (2012) - Comedy, Crime, Drama

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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 39 found boring (10.25%)

One-line Reviews (20)

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.

An experience of mounting confusion and perplexing emotions .

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

For one reason or another the film starts out with Franklin in his apartment surrounded by a myriad of empty soda bottles.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Darkly Intriguing .

Totally engaging, super black comedy.

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.

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

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.

And I enjoyed it just on that level.

This is just a quirky little movie with interesting and enjoyable characters.

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

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.