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Life as a House (2001)


When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.

Life as a House (2001)

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Released Year: 2001
Runtime: 125 minutes
Genre: Drama
Directors: Irwin Winkler

Storyline


When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.

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Reviews


70
The New Yorker - David Denby
Just when this sunshiny and affectionate comedy is beginning to bloom, the inevitable, tear-jerking conclusion closes off the fun like a Venetian blind blocking the light. (29 Oct 2001, p.93)
63
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
Because it is slick and classy and good to look at, and the actors are well within their range of competence, you can enjoy the movie on a made-for-TV level, but you wish it had been smarter and tougher.
60
Film Threat - Michael Dequina
With nothing in the way of inspiration coming on either the writing or directing end, it's up to the actors to maintain audience interest and emotional engagement, and two members of the cast rise to the occasion: Kline and Christensen.
58
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - William Arnold
The real bottom line here is that the character just doesn't make much sense.
50
Charlotte Observer - Lawrence Toppman
I heard a moviegoer calls this drama "a feel-good `American Beauty,'" which is like saying "a hot bowl of gazpacho" -- the point has completely been missed.

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