The Tenants (2005)

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In an abandoned tenement, an African-American militant writer and a Jewish novelist develop a friendship while struggling to complete their novels, but inner tension rises between the two.




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  • Danny Green at an event for The Tenants (2005)
  • Danny Green at an event for The Tenants (2005)
  • Danny Green at an event for The Tenants (2005)

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23 January 2006 | seriously-2
| Snoop, a serious liability
When I first heard of this movie, and of course the fact that Snoop Dogg had a role in it, I didn't think much of it. But it made me curious; Snoop and a serious role...

I hope it wasn't the intention to make us curious because Snoop Dogg was in it, I hope it was just a try for a serious play. And serious it was.

Without spoiling a thing; I had a hard time imagining Snoop as the 'novellist', Willie. I know Snoop as Snoop Dogg, the famous and maybe a bit extraordinary, but very genius, rapper/MC.

Leaving Snoop Doggs intentions in the middle; the story was crap. I could not relate to it, I could not identify with it and it made Afro-American people look like a bunch of racists, which was NOT a good thing. I know where the story was about, I know the intentions, but to me, these intentions did not come out right... Only the end was really worth watching!

I think all of you should see it, not because of it's brilliance, but because of it's rareness. It's not your ordinary Drama, it feels real.

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Plot Summary


Crime | Drama | Romance | Thriller


Release Date:

April 2005



Country of Origin

USA, Germany

Filming Locations

Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,010 5 February 2006

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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