Watch: Apartment 12 2000 123movies, Full Movie Online – A Los Angeles artist with everything seemingly going for him, suddenly finds a change in his life, when an art curator cancels his upcoming one-man show. His model girlfriend immediately leaves him. Forced to move back to his old job at a pizza parlor, and into a rundown tenement, where several oddballs wander the hall, including a lonely middle aged woman, who makes Spam casseroles for all the bachelors, a daffy prostitute, and a Spanish Don Juan, who wanders the halls in his bathrobe. Then, a young Colorado woman moves across the hall and things look up, until he learns that she has a total backwoods quality that he doesn’t know how to handle. When he dumps her, the whole building turns on him..
Plot: Alex, a struggling painter, is going through a particularly bad patch. Dumped by his girlfriend and unable to get work, Alex finds his life taking a rare upswing when he moves into a new apartment and falls for his neighbor, Lori. But when things start to go wrong between Alex and Lori, their close proximity to each other proves to have an enormous downside, leading to further amusing antics.
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Average movie for an average rainy day
Slow and predictable because it ends like most movies in this genre. Beth Ulrich plays a surprisingly refreshing girl next door, but Mark Ruffalo plays a common role and does an average job at it. There is good chemistry between Ulrich and Ruffalo which really makes the movie worthy of being watched at least once. I think what’s odd is this overall sense of dread that you get from the first 4/5ths of the movie. There are parts of this movie that will provide a bit of chuckle. Unlike some movies in this genre, it’s not much of tear jerker. However, it should leave you feeling a little warm and fuzzy.
I would recommend this movie to anyone who has experienced heartbreak or just has a rainy day to spend away.
Culinary art made avant-garde
Alex, the aspiring artist who paints geometrical images on wood, seems to be highly influenced by Josef Albers, the abstract painter whose geometrical canvases were a rage in the fifties and sixties. Alex is not that lucky though. As the film starts he receives a rejection from the gallery owner who tells him, more or less, to keep his daytime job delivering pizzas.
To make matters worse, his girlfriend Yvette, dumps him. What’s a struggling young artist to do when he is locked out of the place he had been sharing with Yvette? Well, finding a new apartment in Los Angeles proves to be an easy thing; luckily Alex doesn’t live in crowded and pricey Manhattan. He gets a place in a building where Ray, the super, proves to be a friendly guy.
Next, we get to meet the neighbors, who include the whining Sylvia, a woman who loves to cook “junk casseroles” made with Spam, which Alex finds revolting. There is also a prostitute down the hall and a Latin gigolo who is much too cool. When apartment 11 becomes empty, a nice young woman, Lori, rents in. Alex, who is reluctant to get involved, at first, likes his neighbor and suddenly they are into a nice and cozy relationship.
Alex, unfortunately, runs into trouble when he misreads Lori’s invitation to meet her parents. Things go worse when Lori starts seeing a lawyer from the building where she works. In desperation, Alex, who doesn’t know what else to do, and feels the inspiration to paint escape him throws one of Sylvia’s casseroles to one of his paintings and that gives him the idea about what road to take to sell his newly made avant-garde paintings. And yes, Lori comes back to him when it’s clear they were made for one another.
Imagine a new director blessed with a dream casting! This must have been Dan Bootzin’s coup in making this charming indie comedy. Mark Ruffalo, as Alex, is the main attraction for watching this neat movie. Having seen Mr. Ruffalo in the New York stage, as well as having seen most of his films, we were looking forward to watching this one. He doesn’t disappoint! It appears the director had a nice rapport with his talented cast. Beth Ulrich plays Lori with a naturalness that surprises. Alan Gelfant is Ray, the intrusive super, and Mary Coleston has some excellent moments as the busy-body Sylvia.
It’s a shame Dan Bootzin is not kept busy directing, as he shows he has a knack for the job.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 29 min (89 min)
Genre Comedy, Romance
Director Dan Bootzin
Writer Dan Bootzin, Elizabeth Rivera Bootzin
Actors Mark Ruffalo, Beth Ulrich, Alan Gelfant
Country United States
Awards 2 wins
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