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Overall Rating
3.77

Awesome: 30.77%
Worth A Look51.28%
Average: 0%
Pretty Bad: 0%
Total Crap: 17.95%

4 reviews, 15 user ratings


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Assisted Living
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by Greg Muskewitz

"Get a respirator, and quick!"
1 stars

I donít know if mockumentary would adequately sum up the intentions of director Elliot Greenebaum, but inconsistent is surely a label that could stick.

Initially presented as a mock-documentary, a D-studentís tribute in film school to Christopher Guest, we get the extraneous interviews of several employees or employers from an assisted living home. Shortly thereafter, the gimmick has been retired and weíre requested instead to aimlessly follow around the slacker pothead protagonist, which is enough to bore most into an early retirement or commitment to some sort of halfway house. Along with the pointlessness of the actions going on, the arbitrary nature of whatís being followed and when, there is an enormous missing link throughout the movie: a human connection. But perhaps that would be asking too much when we cannot even get a clear image, reduced to slimy, scummy, blurred and dulled video detailing.

[Not to be bothered with.]

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User Comments

1/21/05 micah Macrae another example of a young idiot picking up a camera, saying, look ma, shucks, i made me... 1 stars
1/04/05 D C A great film from Elliot 5 stars
7/08/04 Dave Beautiful story. Lets you think and feel while watching -- doesn't force a message. 5 stars
6/26/04 Saul Breyer Film is touching and poignent. It is shot beautifully. 5 stars
10/29/03 Aaron This is a great film featuring an amazing performance by Bonsignore. 5 stars
9/24/03 James Sanchez Just won Woodstock Grand Prize & it deserved it. Poignent and timely. Next Wes Anderson! 5 stars
6/14/03 Bryan Abbott Only a cynical bastard could hate it. Worth Watching, Todd is a Gem, Needs Distributing! 5 stars
4/08/03 jason dietz a well made film by an obviously talented director 4 stars
3/16/03 James Mason Beautiful film 5 stars
3/11/03 Thomas Lynch Hysterical. 5 stars
3/11/03 Megan Lewis Great Movie 5 stars
3/10/03 Rachel Farbiarz A beautiful, challenging movie about getting old and getting what we need. 5 stars
3/10/03 David Corper Hillarious and Sad. Very Timely 5 stars
1/23/03 Mr Math Creepy stuff. 4 stars
1/15/03 Johnny great movie!! 5 stars
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  04-Feb-2005 (R)
  DVD: 10-Jan-2006

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