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Life as a House (Widescreen) [Import]

Hayden Christensen , Kevin Kline , Irwin Winkler    R (Restricted)   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "I always thought of myself as a house" Jan. 10 2007
By M. B. Alcat TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
"I always thought of myself as a house. I was always what I lived in. It didn't need to be big. It didn't even need to be beautiful. It just needed to be mine". That phrase, said by George, the main character of this movie, is in my opinion a good introduction to a review about "Life a house".

George (Kevin Kline) is a divorced architect who is sacked from a job he hated. Immediately after that, he collapses and is taken to a hospital, where he gets bad news: he is going to die in a few months. George has to come to terms with the fact that he has terminal cancer, and only some months left to live. Wanting to make the best of it, George decides to build the house he always wanted to have, and get to know better his 16 year-old son son Sam (Hayden Christensen), who lives with his ex-wife, Robin (Kristin Scott-Thomas).

Robin is now married to a successful man, and has new sons, but doesn't relate well to her older son, who is highly problematic, uses drugs, and has a very negative attitude towards everything. That is probably the reason why she allows Sam to live with George during his summer holidays. Things won't be easy between George and Sam, though, because Sam resents George for leaving him with his mother. Father and son don't have a strong relationship now, or rather they don't have any kind of relationship besides the biological one. That is something that George will try to change, as he and Sam tear down a shack that was willed to him by his father, and begin to build a new one.

Soon enough, building the house begins to be an affair of many more than two, as Robin, her kids, and some new friends that Sam makes start to help. As the house begins to take shape, the spectator almost sees old wounds closing, even as fights abound.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Life as a House March 20 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I was worried that the movie would be only in French, but thankfully it did come in English. This is a heartwarming movie about the love of father and son. This movie has a great storyline with a unexpected ending. Some scenes are for a mature audience. Great movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this movie Sept. 10 2013
By 3bunnies TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Recently watched this movie again and I enjoyed it as much the second time. Makes you really question what is important.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and sad, Good story to tell May 20 2002
By SSY29
Format:DVD
Life as a House is a very contemporary movie, with its upbeat and also a sad plot to it. With Kline's character waiting to die for the entire movie almost, there are interesting character developments happening with the rest of the family involved, his ex-wife Robin played by Scott Thomas and rebellious son played by Hayden C. The movie has a good story to tell, the rebuilding of a home symbolizing the rebuilding of torn, angry and dysfunctional relationships between loved ones. However, the performances of the actors, esp. Scott Thomas who is as always brilliant, beautiful and naturally talented and Kline whose artistic abilites are shown here, do a very good job of keeping the movie flowing, without it dragging too much under a dark cloud since there is some light comedic dialogue between them. Recommended movie to rent.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Life is a house, not American Beauty April 5 2004
Format:DVD
First of all, Life As A House is pretty much like American Beauty, only better. Hayden, from Star Wars 2, portrays the teenager in a very dysfunctional family, while Kevin Kline plays his father. Like American Beauty, it seems like the whole block is dysfunctional, and they pretty much are. Yet, when Kevin Kline is diagnosed with cancer he decides to build the house he has always dreamed of, and in doing so try to reconnect with his son. I personally feel that although this is a very typical picture of teen angst and family dysfunction it is shown in a fresh new way, and one that actually connects with the audience.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good movie March 28 2004
By morgan
Format:DVD
this overall was a very good movie. hayden christensen was excellent in it, as was kevin kline. i would have given it the full 5 stars, but some parts were a bit melodramatic. besides that, this movie was both funny and sad, put together with a great cast to produce a very good movie. i would probably give it 4 1/2 stars but thats not really an option.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best films I have ever seen... March 16 2004
Format:DVD
George Monroe ( Kevin Kline) is a house designer who lives on his own. His ex-wife Robin ( Kristin Scott Thomas)remarried years ago, and took primary custody over their son Sam ( Hayden Christian). George has been told by his doctor that he is dying of cancer, and that he has three months left to live. This time period also happen to coincide with Sam's summer vacation. George wants to spend the last three months of his life, forming a relationship with his son, who he has barely spoken to in the last 13 years. George feels the best way for him to bond with Sam, is for them to build a house together, that Sam can live in after George has passed on.
Life as a House is one of the best films that I have ever seen. The film features an emotional story of a father and son getting to know each other, and eventually coming to love each other. Director Irvin Winkler and writer Mark Andrus came up with the perfect way for this to happen. Watching George and Sam work together on the house is great. The film also features a wonderful romantic element as well, because George and Robin manage to fall back in love after being seperated for so long. This film is definately a tear jerker as well. I never cry when I watch movies, and this film even had me bawling my eyes out. Kevin Kline should have been nominated for an oscar for his role in this film. I feel that it is the best of his career. He accurately portrayed a man who is gradualy dying and who is estranged from his son. Hayden Christian and Kristin Scott Thomas did a wonderful job as well. The film also features other great actors such as Jena Malone, Mary Steenburgen, and Scott Bakula.
Overall, Life as a House is an amazing film. The actors involved could not have done a better job, and the story involves an emotional father/son relationship. The DVD features two original documentaries and deleted scenes.
A solid 5 stars...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
A person walks away from this movie thinking how lucky he or she is to just be alive! Bravo! Kevin Kline's best performance except for "Sophie's Choice."
Published on June 22 2004 by J. McAndrew
4.0 out of 5 stars Life is a beach...
I got this movie mostly as part of my Jena Malone phase, and it had some good reviews.
The story itself - a dying man trying to reconnect with friends and family - is... Read more
Published on March 14 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Cancer Movie Ever
When I first heard of this movie I thought that it was going to be really stupid but when I saw it I realized how wrong I was. Read more
Published on Jan. 26 2004 by Rachel
3.0 out of 5 stars Discover Hayden Christensen
This film is not perfect. It gets a little soft and mushy in some areas. But for those who can look beyond, it has two great things going for it ... Read more
Published on Nov. 20 2003 by Oscar
5.0 out of 5 stars Doesnt get any better
Everyone should at least see this film if not own it. Once you see it, it will become one of the most cherished items in any movie lovers collection. Read more
Published on Nov. 20 2003 by B. Jemella
5.0 out of 5 stars Daydream of Frustrated Parents and Estranged Ex-Hubbies
George Monroe (Kevin Kline) has hated his job for the past twenty years and he has hated his life for at least the past ten. Read more
Published on Nov. 16 2003 by Jennifer B. Barton
5.0 out of 5 stars A Movie that Changed My Life
I found Life as a House while channel surfing one day. It seemed like a boring movie, by Comcast's short description, but there was really nothing better on so I decided to watch... Read more
Published on Nov. 15 2003 by Andrew Keller
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