#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – George Monroe is a lonely and sad man. Divorced for ten years, he lives alone on the Southern California coast with his pet dog in the same run down shack he has lived in for twenty-five years, the shack which his father passed down to him. In the intervening years, ostentatious houses have sprung up around him. He’s been at the same architectural firm for twenty years in a job he hates, which primarily consists of building scale models. On the day that he is fired from his job, he is diagnosed with an advanced case of terminal cancer, which he chooses not to disclose to his family. In many ways, this day is the happiest of his recent life in that he decides to spend what little time he has left doing what he really wants to do, namely build a house he can call his own to replace the shack. He also wants his rebellious sixteen year old son, Sam Monroe, to live with him for the summer, hopefully not only to help in the house construction, but for the two to reconnect as a family. Getting Sam to do any of it will not be an easy task as Sam, who has embarked on some self-destructive behavior, would rather do anything than spend time with his family, which also includes his mother Robin Kimball, her wealthy but emotionally unaffectionate husband Peter Kimball, and their adolescent children. In Sam, George sees an unhappy person in every aspect of his life, much like George was himself before that fateful day. What Sam decides to do for the summer may consider Alyssa Beck, his pretty classmate and George’s next door neighbor. Through the process, George also reconnects with Robin, who admits that she’s made some pretty bad decisions in her life. He may not want that reconnection to go too far considering his health. Ultimately George has much to do to complete all he wants before he dies.
Plot: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
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Liked it in spite of myself
I don’t usually go for family melodrama movies, but this one had superior acting and so many small unexpected touches that I found myself genuinely caring about movie characters…which is very rare for me. The scene with George and Robin dancing with Sam looking on is heartbreaking, given what we know will ultimately happen.
Kevin Kline is like the rock of Gibraltar, Kristen Scott Thomas is not capable of a wrong move, and Hayden Christensen is outstanding. A word of warning: be on your guard for the father and son surf scene. It appears about three times in the movie, with additional emotional significance each time.
Rating: 8 on 10.
Should of won an Oscar or Oscars.
I think that the best way to put it would be that Life As A House is a movie that is telling a story about a life that many families are living throw today.I would of said that its a story of life it self.It don’t says only about drug problems in some families,i think it says about a lot wider concept of life.A father discovers that he has a cancer so he decides to catch up the lost time with his kid which has problems with socializing which he replaces or cures with drugs.So his father wants that the last thing he does in life is that he builds a house with his son which he wanted to build since he was a young man and to help his son to get on his feet again.Life As A House is in my top twenty and its one of many movies that at my opinion deserves Oscar an the haven’t got it.This is a movie that the entire family will enjoy at and watch it more then once.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 5 min (125 min), 2 hr 2 min (122 min) (Argentina), 2 hr (120 min) (Finland), 2 hr 7 min (127 min) (Spain)
Director Irwin Winkler
Writer Mark Andrus
Actors Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Hayden Christensen, Jena Malone
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations.
Production Company Winkler Films
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision Primo and C-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium, Panavision Primo and C-Series Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,450 m (Italy), 3,426 m (Germany)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 250D 5246, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji F-CP 3519)