House of D Movie Review Summary

Actors: Anton Yelchin, Robin Williams, Téa Leoni, David Duchovny, Frank Langella, Magali Amadei

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Written and directed by David Duchovny in 2003. Tom Warshaw, 43 years old, lives in Paris for 30 years now. On the occasion of the 13th birthday of his son, he decides to tell his wife the reasons that made him come to France. Tom lived in NYC then, alone with his mother as his father has just died of a cancer. He studies at St-Andrews High School and his best friend is the school's janitor, Pappass (Williams), a slightly retarded man. Tom and Pappass work together every weekends as delivery men for a butcher shop and economise in order to buy a superb new green bicycle.
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They hide their money under the walls of a prison for women, the House of D, and Tom uses to talk with Lady, one of the prisoners, who, using a mirror, can see him from her cell. When Tom falls in love with Melissa, Pappass steals the bicycle they wanted to buy. Tom, to prevent Pappass's discharge, tells the school's principal he's the one responsible for the stealing. When Tom's mother learns that her son has been expelled from St-Andrews, she takes pills and ends braindead. Tom, after having listened to Lady's advice, decides to run away to France. When Tom's confession is finished, his wife asks him to go back to NYC in order to settle his personal matters once and for all. So, Tom flies to the U.S. and visits Pappass and Lady.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of House of D

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   general coming of age story    -   runaways! Parent(s) gone?    -   Momma gone Age group    -   trouble in high school

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Paris Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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