Year of Release: 1996
Director: John Payson
Approx. Running Time: 80 minutes
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
Move from Iowa to New York. Get a place, a job, a girl. Maybe it all can hilariously fall into place when you've got pals who stand arm-in-arm-in-arm-in-arm-in-arm-in-arm-in-arm with you!
Joe's Apartment, written and directed by John Payson (who expanded his acclaimed MTV short to feature length), is the place for fun when Joe (Jerry O'Connell of Jerry Maguire and Sliders) discovers he shares it with some prior tenants: 50,000 singing, dancing, wisecracking cockroaches! What bugs Joe is how these cockamamie cucarachas meddle with his romance with lovely Lily (Megan Ward). But he'll eye the world of creepy-crawlies differently when the tiny bugsters turn from hindering to helping - like it or not!
This is the movie version of a very old MTV short of the same name. It's pretty funny, if a bit revolting, and has the added bonus - at only an hour and twenty minutes - of ending before the joke wears too thin.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)