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Life as a House

Life as a House(2001)

Also Known As: La Maison sur l'ocean | La casa de mi vida | Maison sur l'ocean, La |

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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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MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  2001 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE)
Sound:  Production Co:  Winkler Films .....Production Company, Playback Technologies, Inc. .....Production Company, Boone'S Animals For Hollywood, Inc. .....Production Company, Digital Sound & Pictures .....Production Company, Bill Dance Casting .....Production Company, Sassoon Film Design .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Mario's Catering .....Production Company, .....Production Company, 20th Century Fox .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Capitol Music Group .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Howard Anderson Company .....Production Company, Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc. .....Production Company, Sony Pictures Scoring Stage .....Production Company, Spacecam Systems, Inc. .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services .....Production Company, International Film Guarantors .....Production Company, Cast & Crew Entertainment Services .....Production Company, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group .....Production Company, American Humane Association .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Rai Cinema .....Theatrical Distributor, SF Studios .....Theatrical Distributor, Videocine .....Theatrical Distributor, Village Roadshow Limited .....Theatrical Distributor, Distribution Company .....Theatrical Distributor, Warner Sogefilms .....Theatrical Distributor, RCV Distribution .....Theatrical Distributor, 20th Century Fox International .....Theatrical Distributor, Kinepolis Film Distribution .....Theatrical Distributor, .....Theatrical Distributor, New Line Cinema .....Studio, New Line Cinema .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, Warner Bros. Pictures International .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Metropolitan Filmexport .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, New Line Home Entertainment .....Domestic Video Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  United States (USA)

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