Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Jupiter Landing

I was bored, and decided to stream a movie from Netflix. While browsing, I noticed this movie, Jupiter Landing. I read the blurb

When six reclusive tenants of a rundown apartment building called Jupiter Landing receive a 30-day eviction notice, they're forced to buck their antisocial ways and band together. Nicki (Naomi West), the reluctant leader, struggles to organize and motivate her slacker neighbors into taking a stand. Joel Riet, Bryce Wagoner, Connie Young, Monique Lanier and Tod Huntington fill out the cast of this independent dark comedy.
and saw that it had a rating of two and a half stars out of five (it has seven out of ten on imdb).

From that blurb, you'd think this movie follows the old "save the resort/building/school" plot (usually involving some unlikely contest that the main characters have no realistic chance of winning).

You'd be wrong.

The blurb describes one scene near the beginning of the movie. The characters occasionally refer to the impending eviction, but don't really seem to care much.

The problem is, there's no way to say anything more about the movie without spoiling it.

I don't think the term "dark comedy" applies. It isn't dark, just very strange.

I gave it five out of five stars.


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