The fact that the filmmakers got some imbecile at MTV to toss out a few million dollars to finance this particular brainstorm stands as the film's sole achievement.
If you've lived your life unable to fully appreciate the well-worn euphemism "boring as all hell," the MTV feature film "Joe's Apartment" will help you better understand the day-to-day lives of ditch diggers, synchronized swimmers and Bob Dole supporters.
This film was inspired by the MTV short "Joe's Apartment," which is kind of like being inspired by the nutritional information on the back of a potato chip bag. The plot from a snack chip bag, however, would have been preferable this movie's, which can be summed up as "dancing cockroaches are cool." The fact that the filmmakers got some imbecile at MTV to toss out a few million dollars to finance this particular brainstorm stands as the film's sole achievement.
Following the "Beavis and Butthead" mold, "Joe's Apartment" obeys the law of younger generation entertainment that states, "Young people will be attracted to any fictional character as dumb as they are because it will give them a sense of inclusion." Joe moves to New York thinking he'll get a job and an apartment for $100 per month and ends up getting robbed. He finally finds an apartment after the previous renter dies only to find that it's infested with roaches.
Without the sense to include more of the dancing/singing roaches (which are at least innovative) and less of the stupid, sloppy Joe, the filmmakers rely on their vast wealth of comedic knowledge and come up with this: potty humor. Joe begins his NYC employment by working for Ritardo's Pizza, then he meets Lilly and tries to impress her by scooping up feces from all over town to provide fertilizer for her garden. Finally, Joe gets a job retrieving urinal cakes.
If at about this point you get the urge to go to the bathroom, here's a piece of advice: Don't come back.
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