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Life as a House 2001

When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father...

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I loved this movie.
Many swoon-worthy Hayden Christensen or Ian Somerhalder moments. YES
that was nice
This is one of the saddest, most beautiful movies I've ever seen. With the exception of a few ridiculous subplots, this movie was absolute perfection. I can't wait to own it on DVD. I've always loved Kevin Kline and he was amazing yet again! I can't say enough good things about this movie.
not really, but it made me cry and I really didn't feel like going to the place I did for two hours

My mom died in 1998. I was 25, and she was the last living person in my family.

So yeah, I'm 30 and i have absolutely zero family left. No cousins, no aunts nor uncles. Just me and my pain.

Whoopdeefuckingdoo.

7/10* but it can go to hell in a broken DVD case for all I care
hi my name is eden not exactly the real one but that is the best name you could call me just incase you'll choose me as your cyber friend. any way i chose that title above (SELFISHNESS) because that's what i believe in my own existence, not just me but every single person who had given an opportunity to live in this world every single soul has its own selfishness; we live not for others but for ourselves, we breathe because we have our own lungs to fill in air to live not for others, we eat and we drink to sustain our own body a good health to live in a better way, we choose our own happiness and that is mans purpose in life to live with his/her own happiness. that is who we are in this world that is why we are here; to live in a selfish way to gain HAPPINESS....
I ran out of time the other day to post my comments on the films I rated in my last entry, So i'll do it now.

Intermission (interMission, whatever) is so much god damn fun. If you enjoy fast paced movies with dark humor that also has a heist involved that goes awry (Ok, so it's a little cliched) then you will love this movie. As I watched it, it brought back memories of watching Trainspotting for the first time (that's a good thing). It starts out with a great scene that sets the mood for the rest of the film. This film constantly shocks you will its audacious and often times witty humor. The performances were very good all around, which is always good for an ensemble picture. This film is fun and although it touches on some darker subjects, it never takes itself too seriously. I like the lightweight feel with the dark humor. For some reason, I feel it's a winning combination. A-

Woman in the Dunes is a different story. I must say that when I was watching this film I was not having the best time. There were spots in it that I liked, and other parts when I felt inspired. Overall, it felt like the film took too long to express what it really wanted to say. It felt like there were parts filled with gray area which led to a bloated film. The erotic elements of the film seemed like they were sort of just tacked on, although it does help make the ending a little more interesting. I do have to give the film credit where it deserves it so greatly. The cinematography is some of the most amazing I have seen. At times they show a black screen, which got me a little impacient, but the way that the film shot the sand was nothing short of amazing. "Sand" should have third billing in the credits. It was apart of the cast just as much as anyone else was. It got more screen time than any human other than the two main charcters. The film does work, btu only after you have finished watching it and reflect upon it. I just wasnt overly impressed. I think I was expecting much more due to the fact that it was lauded by my fellows CE members. I'm a little disappointed that I didn't get to see it in time to discuss with them. B-

I have a lot of second viewings that I thought I might mention.

Mulholland Drive was a totally different experience the second time. When people say "O, it is so much better the second time", I usually roll my eyes. When people say this to you about Mulholland Drive, listen! Actually read this and then watch it again. I have a new found respect for this film. I still don't believe that it is the best film of 2001 (that honor belongs to The Royal Tenenbaums) but it might crack my Top 10 if I ever revised it. I am happy that I am starting to get interested and starting to understand surrealism because this is the one thing I had trouble with before. A-

Life as a House sucked just as much the second time as it did the first time. It was on Encore and I ddin't have naything improtant to do so I gave it another shot. It is still manipulative crap with hopes of being the next American Beauty (conent-wise and Oscar-wise). American Beauty rules. Don't accept any imitators. C-

I saw Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind again yesterday. It kicked ass once again. I didn't find many things in the film that I missed the first time, but a second viewing did help me wrap up some loose ends that I thought the film had. Everythign works though. It is hard to find a fault in this film, which is very unusual for a film that is so complex. I now agree with the people that think that Gondry was the better choice as the director for this film. Before, I thought Jonze would have made it a little more controlled. I now realize that making it more controlled would not have made it better. A
One fine movie.
Oh, I loved Life As A House. It was a nice story, and a sad one. It's also considered comedy, but I wouldn't really say so. I think it's simply a drama, but oh well. There were a few funny scenes, like the one in which the guy was accused of violating a rule that says your toilet needs to be closed and include a window. Also the soundtrack was rather good. And I liked the performances of Hayden Christensen and Jena Malone. I'm glad I found this movie by chance - a story I could watch from beginning to end without being in pain and boredom.
This is an absolutely beautiful movie.

I have only seen a few movies with Kevin Kline, and was never really impressed. But maybe that's because the few movies I've seen are weird ones like In & Out or Wild Wild West. However, he is amazing in this film.

Hayden Christensen is really great as well. I realized I've only seen him in Strike and The Virgin Suicides, but don't really remember anything about his acting. So I hadn't really seen a lot of him as an actor to be able to know what to expect. But he was really impressive...his character seems like it would be a hard one to pull off.

Anyway, this is definitely a movie to see. It's really really good. I don't really know what else to say about it. Just see it!
I finally saw this movie, is was on HBO the other night. I thought it would be depressing, but I decided to watch it, and I loved it. The story of this "family", well it seems a little complicated at the beginning, but then you start to understand the characters and personalities. Hayden Christensen is great, I was expecting to see him like in Episode II, now I think he is a very good actor and that George Lucas cant direct. He was great, I even liked him :).
At the end I cried (well I always cry in these kind of movies) and I enjoyed it, although the movie is sad, I loved the ending. I think its just what Sam had to do. I'll even get it on DVD.
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