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Small Apartments (2013)




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Franklin Franklin plays the alphorn and dreams of Switzerland. His crazy brother sends him fingernail clippings in the mail. One of his neighbors is a forgetful pot-head, the other a gruff busybody who doesn't miss anything. Across the street live a mother and her fifteen-year-old daughter, whom he likes to watch from his window, but none of these are Franklin's real problem. His real problem is that his landlord is dead, laid out on the linoleum of his kitchen, and Switzerland seems farther away all the time. (c) Official site
R (for language, some violence, sexual content and drug use)
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Matt Lucas
as Franklin Franklin
Billy Crystal
as Burt Walnut
James Caan
as Mr. Allspice
Johnny Knoxville
as Tommy Balls
Dolph Lundgren
as Dr. Mennox
DJ Qualls
as Artie
Peter Stormare
as Mr. Olivetti
Juno Temple
as Simone
James Marsden
as Brendan
Rosie Perez
as Ms. Baker
Amanda Plummer
as Mrs. Ballisteri
Saffron Burrows
as Francine
David Koechner
as Detective O'Grady
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Critic Reviews for Small Apartments

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

A toxically quirky black comedy starring a morbidly obese albino who dreams of traveling to Switzerland.

Full Review… | February 7, 2013
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Begins as a totally quirky novelty film with seemingly absurd, overdrawn and outrageous characters ... but ends up as an absolutely captivating, totally quirky novelty film - with heart and many surprises

Full Review… | September 10, 2013
Urban Cinefile

The brazen, colourful nature of the characters is the strength of this black comedy from Jonas Åkerlund - and its topline cast. There's an additional, unexpected factor that does not hit us until the very end. It has a heart

Full Review… | September 10, 2013
Urban Cinefile

Jonas Åkerlund's crass, cartoonish comedy about an oddball trying to dispose of his landlord's corpse.

Full Review… | April 5, 2013
Total Film

Despite the film's distinctive look and the best efforts of the willing cast, this amusing, morbid and mildly misanthropic mélange always seems to be straining for effect.

Full Review… | March 22, 2013
Radio Times

Relentlessly quirky and strange, this pitch black comedy manages to combine its outrageous silliness with some surprising emotional resonance.

Full Review… | March 22, 2013

Audience Reviews for Small Apartments


Not quite a 5 out of 5 but very close. This movie uses it's 1 hr 35 very well with the story continually developing throughout and keeping you guessing. With other movies there are clear flag points of the plot in which you know how the next half an hour of the plot is going to be focused. However with this plot it just consistently reveals itself bit by bit. There are some very dark themes explored in this movie including some of the lowest forms of human behaviour. It's gross at times but is actually quite real because we all have things we are ashamed of behind closed doors. It also explores themes of human insanity. Where that line ends and should society ultimately judge who is insane and who isn't? The characters are all brilliant and all acted very well. *Spoiler* This movie has a happy ending despite it's dark themes and provides a feel good sense for the human spirit. It is a totally unique piece of cinema.

Liam Hanlon
Liam Hanlon

Great cast, great character actors, just a little dull at times, and not as quirky as the director thought. Really great attempt at a very weird comedy, but just short of hysterical or memorably weird. I enjoyed viewing it and loved to see those actors together. Worth a view but not fantastic

Andrew Dufrane
Andrew Dufrane

A cst full of lovably eccentric nuts, along with a surprisingly restrained Billy Crystal in one of his best roles. The movie looks like a comedic character study, but is actually a surprisingly touching one, with the comedy being gently pushed to the side in such a way that you don't realize it's happening and don't even miss it when it's gone..

Brent Dreher
Brent Dreher

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