Life as a House

2001 R 2h 4m DVD

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Life as a House

2001 R 2h 4m DVD
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Faced with a sobering diagnosis of terminal cancer, George (Kevin Kline) decides to construct a beautiful new house on his land overlooking the Pacific Ocean, while at the same time trying to connect with his estranged son (Hayden Christensen). Kristin Scott Thomas and Mary Steenburgen co-star in this moving dramedy that speaks eloquent volumes about the fragility -- and resilience -- of the human condition.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 2.00:1
Subtitles
None
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
  • Kevin Kline
  • Kristin Scott Thomas
  • Hayden Christensen
  • Jena Malone
  • Mary Steenburgen
  • Mike Weinberg
  • Scotty Leavenworth
  • Ian Somerhalder
  • Jamey Sheridan
  • Scott Bakula
  • Sandra Nelson
  • Sam Robards
  • John Pankow
  • Kim Delgado
  • Barry Primus
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age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie has drug use, very strong language, sexual situations and references, including teen prostitution, nudity, masturbation involving attempted suffocation, and adult-teen sexual encounters. Teenagers take very foolish risks with little consequence beyond their own misery. There is a very sad death.

Sexual Content

Brief nudity, sexual situations including teens and prostitution.

Violence

Sad death of character, some tense and scary moments.

Language

Very strong language.

Social Behavior

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drug abuse an issue in the movie.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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