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Academy Award-winner Kevin Kline ("A Prairie Home Companion," "A Fish Called Wanda") stars as George Monroe, a divorcee who is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Hayden Christensen ("Jumper," "Star Wars" episodes I - III") was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance as Sam, George's contemptuous teenage son, who spends his time doing drugs, engaging in small-time prostitution and avoiding his dying father. In a last-chance effort to fulfill one of his life's dreams, George, an architect, begins rebuilding an old house. He enlists Sam's help in the hopes that the project will enable him to fix his troubled relationship with Sam, and with his ex-wife, whom he abandoned.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 105
- Fresh: 49
- Rotten: 56
- Average Rating: 5.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Sadly, Christensen is the only jolt of excitement in this turgid soap opera.
Rotten: May satisfy those who like their movies to offer life lessons and provide role models.
Fresh: The movie gets us to feel about the characters, their relationships, and their circumstances, and that goes a long way towards allowing us to forgive the screenplays' occasional mis-steps and wrong turns.
Fresh: House may suffer from excessive and unnecessary ornamentation, but its foundation -- Kline's performance -- is solid and strong.
This movie is really good! Like the plot and everything! Great acting! Was wondering when it would be added on here! Recommended!
Would not download
I really want to own this movie, but iTunes has an error menu that never resolves. I was also charged for Random Hearts that I never clicked on or agreed to. Susie
this move is so heartwarming and eye-opening. it's realistic and sad, but also has a certain level of humor in it. a really great film!
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2001
- © 2001 New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.