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House of D
House of D
Actors: David Duchovny, Téa Leoni, Robin Williams, Anton Yelchin, Erykah Badu
Director: David Duchovny
Genres: Drama
PG-13     2005     1hr 37min

In his directorial debut David Duchovny delivers a classic coming-of-age tale. To reconcile with his 13-year-old son and estranged wife artist Tom Warshaw (Duchovny) revisits the life changing events of his own adolescence...  more »

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Actors: David Duchovny, Téa Leoni, Robin Williams, Anton Yelchin, Erykah Badu
Director: David Duchovny
Creators: David Duchovny, Adam Merims, Bob Yari, David Gaines, Jane Rosenthal, Jeff Skoll, Melanie Greene
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance, Family Life
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 10/04/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2004
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 3
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Linda S. (tpz1957) from CORTLAND, OH
Reviewed on 8/25/2014...
WOW! Great movie, very good acting from entire cast!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Patricia S. from CUMBERLAND, MD
Reviewed on 1/7/2010...
I wanted to see this movie because I enjoy watching Robin Williams act, and I have to admit this is not one of his better roles. Although the teeth he had on in the first half was worth watching!! I liked him better in Ms.
1 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Sandra S. (ratracesandra) from CUMMING, GA
Reviewed on 1/20/2009...
Loved this heart warming story of a young man coming of age....
3 of 5 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Clever, fitting, heartwarming....
Jarrod T Thompson | Junction City, KS | 10/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"David Duchovny does a fantastic job of creating a picture of a boy's childhood(Tom) with an addicted mother who is in need of parenting from her son and who is not capable of being the mother he so desperately needs. The humor of being thirteen and the jokes we have all told are caught in the most appropriate of depictions. This story is a wonderful Bildungsroman that creates a realistic and fun view of Thomas as a young boy becoming a man and growing apart from his retarded friend(Pappas) by becoming an older mental age than Pappas can ever be.

The life journey of Thomas is interesting, sad, funny and heartwarming all at once.

Those who are so critical of Duchovny and this film had expectations that were too lofty for anyone to live up to. I have different expectations when I go the movies. I am not there to give amateur critiques of the directing and script. I am there to watch and hopefully be entertained, and this film does not disappoint. Duchovny is subtly funny bordering on hilarious. The depiction of the thirteen-year-old boy in his private school French class is a scene that I will be laughing about forEVER.

This movie is well worth its price. Great Job David Duchovny!

A warm, soulful and funny film
Mainelady | Falmouth, Maine | 05/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having just returned from seeing House of D for the 3rd time, I'm writing this review to share my thoughts on it. Is it Casablanca or It's A Wonderful Life? No, not many movies are, particularly these days. House of D is a small but moving film, beautifully filmed and acted, I maintain. With progressive viewings, I found myself remembering more of my own experiences 'coming of age' which gave me even more admiration for Mr. Duchovny's skill in writing this movie believably. Don't get me wrong, it's a small, independent film. Too bad for Hollywood, because it's sweet, funny, thoughtful and soulful. No car chases, disemboweled bad guys, cynical protagonists or sex. No wonder no big company would touch it!

Anton Yelchin and Tea Leoni portray their characters wonderfully. Robin Williams is believable as only he can be and his daughter, Zelda, is spot on.

I believe Mr. Duchovny's direction is good, and I look forward to bigger endeavors in the future, both in front of and behind the cameras.

Go see it. Decide for yourself. I'm very happy I did, and I think you will be too."
Give me the Dad face
Matt | NJ | 10/21/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This story had ecsaped my attention until recently. I rented it, thinking it had to be decent, given the casting. I was pleasantly surprised upon viewing.

The story is relatable and moving. Anton Yelchin gives a stirring performance as a child dealt a difficult hand, struggling to make his own way. Tea Leoni plays very well the role of a distraught, widowed mother who has been left to care for her son. I feel the role of Pappas (played by Robin Williams) could have been slightly more developed, but he turns in a wonderful performance. David Duchovny wrote and directed the movie, as well as acted as the present day version of the main character.

It's not the most engaging movie, but it is interesting. It has its moments of humor, sadness and happiness. Altogether a good effort by Duchovny."