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Life as a House Movie Review Summary

Actors: Kevin Klein, Hayden Christensen, Kristen Scott Thomas, Jena Malone, Mary Steenburgen, Scott Bakula

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George Monroe, an architect who refuses to upgrade to using computers, has just been fired from the job he hates. He has been diagnosed with cancer, and wants to spend his final time building a house with his son who has grown to hate him. Problems with neighbors and relationship problems build as the summer progresses. George's son, Sam, who originally hated the idea of spending the summer with his father and not with friends and drugs, begins to love his father once again. Unfortunately George waits a little too long to tell those close to him about his illness. This is a very sad movie, but it's amazing. One of the best movies I've ever seen.
The review of this Movie prepared by Colleen








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Script Analysis of Life as a House

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Family, caring for sick?    -   Yes Who is sick?    -   Father because he/she is    -   physically ill Family, loving    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   father

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Physically sick

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   swimming on Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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