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Life as a House
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Life as a House 2001


From Amazon: A respectable tearjerker, Life as a House is a welcome throwback to angst-ridden family dramas like Ordinary People and Terms of Endearment. It falls short of those modern classics, but you'll probably still need Kleenex if you appreciate Kevin Kline's underrated dramatic skills. As the title suggests, Kline's project is a broad metaphor for repairing damaged lives from the foundation up. Playing an architect with terminal cancer, he gives an Oscar®-caliber performance, reaching out to his estranged, nihilistic son (future Star Wars star Hayden Christensen) and ex-wife (Kristin Scott-Thomas) as he...

Directed By:
No image existsIrwin Winkler
Written By:
No image existsMark Andrus
Starring:
Kevin KlineKevin Kline
No image existsKristin Scott Thomas
Hayden ChristensenHayden Christensen
No image existsJena Malone
No image existsMary Steenburgen

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Life as a House Movie Review by Zara (8/17/2009)

I don't know why I figured that it would take me a long time to get into this movie. I guess it's because most movies where the lead character is immediately diagnosed as dying with cancer and needing to make amends with estranged family members causes an automatic sphincter clenching where you start dreading all of the...

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