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House Arrest (1996)

  PG HD Closed Captioning

Harry Winer

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Plot Summary

After announcing their intention to get a divorce, a suburban couple suddenly finds themselves locked in the basement together under orders from their kids to reconcile their differences. Soon, others in the neighborhood follow suit, and the basement becomes the crowded prison home for all the local bickering couples.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 30
  • Fresh: 3
  • Rotten: 27
  • Average Rating: 3.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: As sitcoms go, House Arrest, opening today, is more sit than com. – Lawrence Van Gelder, New York Times, Jul 26, 2014

Rotten: [A] predictable and sugarcoated (even criminally negligent) take on The Parent Trap. – Erin Richter, Entertainment Weekly, Jun 14, 2013

Rotten: A tepid and repetitious comedy. – Joe Leydon, Variety, May 29, 2013

Rotten: The characters are so broadly overdrawn and the performances so over the top, it's a tossup as to which hell you'd least like to visit. Upstairs? Downstairs? – Jack Mathews, Los Angeles Times, Jul 26, 2014

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Customer Reviews

One of my favorites from my Childhood

Please, please please make this available for purchase! It's been years since I've seen it and I'd really love to own it!

great classic

I love this movie! Old favorite.. Watched it with my older brothers all the time when I was little.


Please let us purchase this movie. It's a great movie and I would love to have it, too....thanks!

House Arrest (1996)
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1996

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