Assisted Living


1h 17m 2003

Brief Synopsis

27-year-old Todd goes through his final day of work as a janitor at a nursing home. Todd smokes pot frequently on the job, which allows him to enjoy the surreal environment of the assisted living facility. He also breaks the monotony of his days with entertaining--and extremely unprofessional--diver

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
ECONOMIC PROJECTIONS/ECONOMIC PROJECTIONS INC.; Virgil Films & Entertainment
Location
Kentucky, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 17m

Synopsis

27-year-old Todd goes through his final day of work as a janitor at a nursing home. Todd smokes pot frequently on the job, which allows him to enjoy the surreal environment of the assisted living facility. He also breaks the monotony of his days with entertaining--and extremely unprofessional--diversions involving the residents: he rides through the halls in borrowed wheelchairs; he plays pool and Scrabble with them; he even "plays God" on the telephone, giving residents the illusion of speaking to their departed loved ones in heaven. But however much these activities cheer the seniors, Todd's behavior angers the staff and undermines the policies of the home. It is ultimately Todd's interactions with Mrs. Pearlman--a beautiful resident who longs for a visit from her son--that jeopardize his job. Mrs. Pearlman, who is in the early stages of Alzheimer's, has difficult distinguishing the real world from her memories of it. As her odd friendship with Todd develops, she begins to mistake the janitor for her son. When Todd in turns begins to assume the role, he rediscovers his own humanity and instigates a transformation for them both.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
ECONOMIC PROJECTIONS/ECONOMIC PROJECTIONS INC.; Virgil Films & Entertainment
Location
Kentucky, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 17m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2003 Best Film at Slamdance Film Festival.

Released in United States April 15, 2005

Released in United States January 2003

Released in United States March 2003

Released in United States on Video January 10, 2006

Released in United States Winter February 2, 2005

Shown at Slamdance Film Festival (in competition) January 18-25, 2003.

Shown at South by Southwest Festival March 7-15, 2003.

Released in United States January 2003 (Shown at Slamdance Film Festival (in competition) January 18-25, 2003.)

Released in United States on Video January 10, 2006

Released in United States Winter February 2, 2005

Released in United States March 2003 (Shown at South by Southwest Festival March 7-15, 2003.)

Released in United States April 15, 2005 (Los Angeles)