Assisted Living (2005)

Assisted Living
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 17mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy
Keywords black comedy
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Marcel Cabrera Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Elliot Greenebaum Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Alex Laskey Producer n/a 3 3000004
Elliot Greenebaum Producer n/a 3 3000003
Paul Frank Editor n/a 172 7000001
Adriana Pacheco Editor n/a 172 7000002
John Schroeder Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Connie Comprone Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Hub Moore Music n/a 120781 8000001
Archie Borders Producer n/a 3 3000002
Alan Oxman Producer n/a 3 3000001
Malerie Boone Actor Malerie Skelley 1 1000004
Nancy Jo Boone Actor Nancy Jo 1 1000003
Maggie Riley Actor Mrs. Pearlman 1 1000002
Hance Purcell Actor Clint Vaught 1 1000005
Gail Benedict Actor Kathy Hogan 1 1000006
Elliot Greenebaum Director n/a 2 2000001
Masonic Homes of Kentucky Assisted Living Actor Staff and Residents 1 1000008
Jose Albovias Actor Jose Albovias 1 1000007
Michael Bonsignore Actor Todd 1 1000001
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.