Small Apartments is adapted from a Chris Millis novel. The movie focuses on the lives of some very odd people who live in a small, dilapidated apartment complex.
Not sure what time period that is supposed to be in, but, everyone dresses terribly and there's too much cheesy music. However, the cheesy music adds to what is supposed to be a cheesy movie.
It's funny though. This is its saving redemption.
Our protagonist is Franklin "Frankie" Franklin (Matt Lucas) and he struts to a mail box on a daily basis wearing only a somewhat rough-looking pair o' draws.
When he dresses up, he puts a coat and sometimes shorts on top of those draws. He wears tall socks too.
His brother Bernard (James Marsden) dies of a brain tumor and leaves him $10K in cash and the bank account number of a Swiss bank account. Frankie flies to Switzerland, which has always been his dream and just in time as Detective Walnut was acquiring better clues as to the demise of Mr. Olivetti, the much-hated slumlord.
Oh, did we mention that Frankie offed Mr. Olivetti?
On a sad and despicable note, Frankie abandons his dog Nugget.
Bernard: I'm not holding you back anymore. Go find your happiness.
Bernard: This money. This opportunity. This is my parting gift to you.
Burt Walnut: Yeah. Louis Armstrong killed him.
Frankie: I can't. I killed him. He's lying dead on the floor.
Frankie: You're not the only one with secrets. I killed my landlord.
Mr. Allspice: It'd be a lot easier than sticking this fork in your throat.
Rocky: No toxins are allowed to enter this temple.
Rocky: You should have just one goal.
Simone: What is your big goal? All I see is a stoner who works in a convenience store.
Tommy: Drugs and dumps aren't free, Mom.
Tommy: It's the fat hermit next door.
Tommy's Mother: I was a terrible mother.
Tommy: Is he okay?
Burt Walnut: No. He's dead.
Directed by: Jonas Åkerlund
Written by: Chris Millis
Starring: James Caan, Johnny Knoxville, Matt Lucas and Nugget
Time: 96 minutes
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