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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

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Cast

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
Rosie Perez
as Ms. Baker
Amanda Plummer
as Mrs. Ballisteri
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.

February 7, 2013 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
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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

September 10, 2013 | Full Review…
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

September 10, 2013 | Full Review…
Urban Cinefile

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

April 5, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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.

March 22, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Radio Times

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

March 22, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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