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SMALL APARTMENTS The New Comedy from Award-Winning Director Jonas Akerlund, Starring Matt Lucas, Billy Crystal, Juno Temple, Rebel Wilson, James Caan and Johnny Knoxville
"WARPED, WITTY, WONDERFUL!" -Jarett Wieselman, ETonline
By: PR Newswire
Feb. 12, 2013 06:06 AM
CULVER CITY, Calif., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Comedy has never been so wacky as in the new film SMALL APARTMENTS featuring Matt Lucas (Alice in Wonderland, Bridesmaids, TV's "Little Britain") and a hilarious all-star cast. Available Tuesday, Feb. 19 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, SMALL APARTMENTS premiered at the 2012 South by Southwest Film Festival and was directed by award-winning film and music video director Jonas Akerlund (Spun, Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi").
Lucas appears in his first leading role as "Franklin Franklin," a clumsy recluse who embarks on a hapless cover-up after accidentally killing his landlord. Also starring in the film is Billy Crystal (Parental Guidance), Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises), James Marsden (X-Men: The Last Stand), Peter Stormare (Fargo), Amanda Plummer (Pulp Fiction), Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables), Rosie Perez (Pineapple Express), and Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect), with James Caan (The Godfather) and Johnny Knoxville (Jackass: The Movie).
SMALL APARTMENTS comes furnished with two bonus featurettes: "How to Build A Gravity Bong," featuring actor Johnny Knoxville crafting the ideal smoking device; and "Small Apartments: Behind The Scenes," an inside look at the production of the film with interviews from the star-studded cast.
Synopsis: Trapped in a dilapidated mid-century LA apartment, Franklin Franklin (Matt Lucas) has a dead landlord on the kitchen floor and is surrounded by eccentric neighbors: the delinquent (Johnny Knoxville), the wanna-be stripper (Juno Temple) and the artist (James Caan). To add to his chaos, a drunk investigator (Billy Crystal) is questioning him. But none of this fazes Franklin. He dreams of Switzerland, and waits each day for an envelope from his institutionalized brother. Then, one day the envelope doesn't come and Franklin becomes unhinged. Little does he know...his crazy brother has the secret that will set him free.
SMALL APARTMENTS was written by Chris Millis, based on his novel. It was produced by Ash R. Shah, Timothy Wayne Peternel, David Hillary and Bonnie Timmermann. Ben Feingold executive produced, along with John Glynn, Bridget McMeel and Chris Millis.
The film's run time is approximately 97 minutes. It is rated R for language, some violence, sexual content and drug use.
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