Life as a House

Life as a House
Life as a House
  • R
  • 2h 4m
  • 2001
Rotten47%
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After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, a divorced man takes custody of his contemptuous teenage son, for whom quality time means doing drugs, engaging in small-time prostitution and avoiding his dying father. In his last chance to fulfill one of his life's dreams, the dad, who is an architect, begins to rebuild an old house.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten47%
Critics Consensus: A manipulative tearjerker, Life as a House benefits from fine performances from the cast.
Reviews
BBC.com
Almar Haflidason
Fresh

June 17, 2017
Globe and Mail
Rick Groen
Rotten

Gauged strictly by the gag-factor, a more honest title might be Life as a Basement Apartment with...

June 17, 2017
BBC.com
Jamie Russell
Rotten

As a drama it's insipid, maudlin junk that'll have you reaching for the sick-bucket rather than th...

June 17, 2017
Detroit News
Susan Stark
Rotten

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Uneven but moving story of reconcilliation.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has drug use, very strong language, sexual situations and references, including teen prostitution, nudity, masturbation involving attempted suffocation, and adult-teen sexual encounters. Teenagers take very foolish risks with little consequence beyond their own misery. There is a very sad death.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:October 26, 2001
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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