Inside his rundown, small apartment
on the south side of Los Angeles, Franklin Franklin (Matt Lucas)
dreams of spooning with his mighty alphorn deep in the tall grass
beside a clear, alpine lake in the perfect nation of Switzerland.
The only problem is, Franklin has just killed his landlord, Mr.
Olivetti (Peter Stormare), and needs to figure out how to get
away with it.
plans are his neighbors: Tommy Balls (Johnny Knoxville), the
slacker pothead, Mr. Allspice (James Caan), the old, nosy, know-it-all
who monitors everyones movements in the building, and Francine
(Saffron Burrows) and Simone (Juno Temple), the hard-working
MILF and her daughterwhos nothing but hot, teenage
Franklins plan to dispose
of Mr. Olivetti is not without its flaws and soon L.A. County
Fire Investigator, Burt Walnut (Billy Crystal), and a pair of
bumbling detectives are close on Franklins heels. All the
while, Franklin receives recorded life-coaching advice
from his brother, Bernard (James Marsden), a resident of the
local insane asylum. Bernards audiotapes are stuffed into
envelopes with regular shipments of toenails and sound strangely
like the teachings of world-renowned TV mental guru, Dr. Sage
Mennox (Dolph Lundgren).
Just when things look bleakest
for Franklin, when there seems no way for his escape, and just
as each of his neighbors close in on their own destiny, Franklin
gets a surprise he never saw coming. And suddenly, that advice
from his loony-bin brother doesnt sound so crazy after