Life As A House details
|Starring:||Kristin Scott-Thomas, Mary Steenburgen, Ian Somerhalder, Hayden Christensen, Jena Malone, Kevin Kline, Barry Primus|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
Life As A House
|Run time:||2 hours 5 minutes|
|Rental release:||30 Sep 2002|
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Thought provokingBy Jaynee from Essex , 22 Feb 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]This film was truly wonderful. A real tear jerker at the same time as being a feel good movie.
Life As a House tackles some taboo topics and does so very well, without being judgemental or patronising e.g. Gay prostitution, drunk driving, abusive relationships etc...
Kevin Kline offers a fantastic performance and surprisingly Hayden Christensen isn't out shone and holds his own as a convincing troubled teenager. Definitely one for the DVD collection.
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one of the most flawless films Ive ever seen..perfect...By a customer from uk , 07 Nov 2009I never anticipated liking this that much but it is definately one of the few flawless films I have ever seen in terms of the script, directing, acting and setting being perfect. It unfolds well and I really beleived the lovely story that has so much depth and also really does make you realise how precious and important life and family are and that you need to apprecaite things more.
To put it simply a story everyone can relate to being in a stressed overpowering job and you work hard and dont appreciate lifes important things like spending time with your family etc..One day you lose your job you get terminally ill and then you appreciate things and this man keeps his terminal illness quite and starts to repair things with his family and they all start to get along again unknowingly to them their father is terminally ill. He also gets to finish the house he promised he'd get around too. This is so moving and you will need tissues at the ready. I never cry watching films, asides from Bambi or Land before time but thats it and I could understand this film and it is simply beautiful how it is written. It is one you can reccomend to anyone of any age as it has a great lesson and moral to learn to everyone about what matters in life...which is precious time with loved ones.
This film is perfect for men too as it is not cheesy and that beleive me is often hard for directors to get across and this film is anything but cheesy. I would hate for anyone to miss out on this wonderful film.
Watchable WeepieBy a customer from UK , 07 Jun 2009Lovely film that ended in tears. Heart warming story of a fathers battle to gain back the love of his son
Life as a houseBy a customer from Teignmouth , 29 Apr 2009We enjoyed it! thought provoking, serious with some real feel good moments.
Magical!!By ScottyC (1 review) from Surrey , 23 Apr 2009Life as a House is a fantastic example of a film with a simple story but with a powerful message.
The acting is superb, the locations are amazing and although some of the sub-plots are not really needed, this is a 'tear in the eye' yet 'feel-good' film which can be enjoyed over and over again.
Definitely my favourite film and I would recommend to anyone. The soundtrack is also very original and totally awesome :)
Astonishing passion....By a customer from Nailsea, Bristol , 01 Dec 2008This film moved me more than most. It's the powerful story of an estranged father of a 16yr.old boy, who is alienated from both his mother and step-father. He takes steps to help his son, who seems to hate the world. Under the bedclothes all day......
I won't discuss plot, but I was in tears several times through it. And I'm a man. Rent it.