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  • Summary: Assisted Living follows 27-year-old Todd through his final day of work as a janitor at a nursing home.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. 80
    It's difficult at first to tell whether this is a documentary or a fictional work and this makes Assisted Living all the more involving.
  2. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    80
    Somehow, Assisted Living jells. Maggie Riley is astoundingly convincing, and she and Bonsignore's Todd have an unforced chemistry that catches you off guard.
  3. Works more often than it doesn't.
  4. 70
    Only 22 when he began shooting the film, Greenebaum displays a prodigious understanding of the treatment of the elderly in contemporary America.
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Mader
    60
    A curious film with real heart but questionable technique. This art house fodder is just quirky and fresh enough to catch on with audiences.
  6. Reviewed by: Peter L'Official
    50
    There's a finer line between peaceable pothead jocularity and just being a dick--and sometimes it's tough to tell whether Todd is more Jon Stewart or Tucker Carlson.
  7. Parts of the film play like the world's slowest and most insensitive reality show (Who Wants to Be an Octogenarian?).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. LeeD.
    Jan 21, 2006
    8
    Really cute, won't win an Oscar, but it held my interest. It was a mix of sad, but also funny as real life is.
  2. Mar 18, 2013
    7
    Assisted Living has really received some positive golden reviews but at the crux of it is that "there is truth inside every joke." Overall,Assisted Living has really received some positive golden reviews but at the crux of it is that "there is truth inside every joke." Overall, definitely heartfelt and authentic feel to the story. Would recommend. Expand

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