The Landlord Reviews
Elgar is a twenty-nine year old rich white kid who recently acquired a rental property in the ghetto. He serves as the landlord and initially plans to tear the property down and build a house; however, after getting to know the residents, he has some hesitancy to build his dream home. Will Elgar give in to peer pressure of his friends of family or keep the property as is?
"You know what NAACP stands for? Nigers ain't always colored people."
Hal Ashby, director of Harold and Maude, The Last Detail, Coming Home, Being There, Shampoo, and The Slugger's Wife, delivers The Land Lord. The storyline for this picture is entertaining and fun to watch unfold but not overly original or unique. The characters are fascinating and the script is fairly well written. The cast delivers fun performances and includes Beau Bridges, Lee Grant, Diana Sands, Louis Gossett, and Marki Bey.
"I think you have a castration complex."
I saw a preview for this film while flicking through the channels randomly and decided to give it a shot. I did find this movie entertaining and fun to watch unfold but some scenes were cheesy, some were interesting, and some were funny. This movie was worth watching once but I wouldn't say it was culture changing or worth watching in the classroom.
"You lazy, no good, liberal."