Assisted Living (2005)

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Critic Consensus: An unconventional, heartfelt blend of fact and fiction.


Movie Info

A janitor in a nursing home spends his days getting high and enjoying the surrealism of resident life. When he develops an unlikely friendship with an elderly woman whose mind is faltering, his compassion drives him to knowingly jeopardize his job.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Elliot Greenebaum
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 13, 2005
Runtime:
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as Mrs. Pearlman

as Mrs. Pearlman

as Malerie Skelley

as Hance Purcell

as Kathy Hogan
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Critic Reviews for Assisted Living

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (24)

[A] charming and original little comedy.

Full Review… | May 6, 2005
Orlando Sentinel
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The whimsy Greenebaum wants to construct can't match the terminal sadness that naturally takes over the film.

Full Review… | April 29, 2005
Boston Globe
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Assisted Living is a remarkably moving look at the prisons in our midst that most of us manage to ignore until we need them.

Full Review… | April 22, 2005
Denver Post
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Authentically unconventional -- opening in the form of an almost convincing mock documentary -- but it gradually evolves into something more deeply affecting.

Full Review… | April 14, 2005
Los Angeles Times
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It's a sensitive portrayal of a jolly, caring environment that unwittingly converts its charges into helpless infants.

Full Review… | April 14, 2005
L.A. Weekly
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Works more than it doesn't, though it's easy to conclude that the film exploits some of the elderly in the movie.

Full Review… | April 1, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle
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