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Home Movie
Home Movie
Actors: Ed Peden, Ben Skora, Diana Peden, Linda Beech, Darlene Satrinano
Director: Chris Smith
Genres: Documentary
NR     2003     1hr 6min

Home Movie is Chris Smith?s loving look at five extraordinary homes and the charming, bizarre people who inhabit them. Smith (American Movie) interweaves their stories in a way that makes the audience think about the meani...  more »


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Actors: Ed Peden, Ben Skora, Diana Peden, Linda Beech, Darlene Satrinano
Director: Chris Smith
Creators: Hubert Taczanowski, Barbara Laffey, Dominic Ferro, Gary Topolewski, Jeff Charney, John Shirley, Lee Clow, Richard Siegel, Stuart Wolff, Susanne Preissler
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Biography
Studio: Merchant Ivory
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/19/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2000
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 6min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

We LOVED this movie!
Loren Bast | Seattle, WA USA | 08/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My wife and I saw this film by chance in a independent theater in Seattle. The whole theater was laughing, and I must say that it was one of the most charming movies we've ever seen. Now, we're avid fans of Chris Smith, and are awaiting his next film."
NO effort put into this doc.
Damon E Wells | Westminster, CA United States | 02/09/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Having watched Chris Smith's AMERICAN MOVIE I was an instant fan of this guys work, The way he really spent time with the Borchardt's and how he caputured the families love and gripes with each other made me really connect and feel for when this documentry on people who live in weird homes came out on DVD I was more than excited to watch it. I couldn't have been more disapointed in what I saw. The five people he interviewed were really not that far off base, meaning they where somewhat normal, and there houses, though very different than what you or I probably grew up in weren't all that interesting nor were the houses totally out in the bizaro world. I was also disapointed in the lack of time Chris spent with them. Unless these people wore the same exact thing everyday Chris only spent one day at each house and we the viewer hardly gets to know or connect with them, espicially how this documentry was set up weaving in and out of each story in five minute increments. The documentry was only 65 minutes long and to have 5 different houses to work with, there was a lot of potential for something really special. Chris showed he put very litte effort in this project."
Eccentric American Homeowners
sjohanson | Pittsburgh PA | 08/13/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"In the spirit of the cable television rage on "extreme" homes, this light-hearted documentary profiles five homeowners with creative ideas on how a home should reflect it's owner's personality. From Ben Skora's high-tech electronic house, and another family's takeover of a former Atlas Missile site to the decidedly lo-tech beauty of a Hawaiian tree house and Louisiana houseboat, there is something for everyone. If this film is playing in your neighborhood go see it for a few laughs and a glimpse of the personalities that exist outside of the Malls, retail outlets, and cookie-cutter housing developments."
Admirable, independent-minded eccentrics and their homes
Drake-by-the-Lake | State of Euphoria | 02/04/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Food for thought in this engaging brief documentary covering four unusual homes and their owners. Recommended viewing; just a bit thin on substance and a bit made-for-TV. $18? It's a one hour show."