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Life as a House

Rating:R (for language, sexuality and drug use)
Genre:Drama, Comedy
Release Date:October 26, 2001
Running time:145 minutes
Cast:Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Hayden Christensen, Scotty Leavenworth, Mike Weinberg
Director:Irwin Winkler
Producer:Irwin Winkler, Rob Cowan
Writer:Mark Andrus
Distributor:New Line Cinema

Description: George Monroe has had a lifelong ambition to achieve one of the great American Dreams: to build his own home, a refuge set on a cliff at the end of the sea. But it's a dream that George has put off again and again while he's sunk lower and lower--ending up divorced, overworked and estranged not only from friends and family, but from himself. Now George has hit rock bottom and there's nowhere to go... except out onto the edge. His neighbors despise his sagging, dilapidated shack. His teen-aged son would rather stare into space than raise a finger to help him. His ex-wife, who once shared his dream, is now emotionally distant from him. Local city officials want to sabotage his plans. It seems there is no one left with any faith in him. But George is determined to build this house--even if it means refurbishing his entire life. He begins the project alone, but soon attracts a disparate group of people. What begins as a way for George to redeem his own dreams turns into something much bigger....

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