Assisted Living

Reviewed By Greg Muskewitz
Posted 12/28/03 23:45:34

"Get a respirator, and quick!"
1 stars (Total Crap)

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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