Home Movie (2001)
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The old saying has it that a person's home is their castle, and this documentary takes a witty look at five unusual homes that have been designed to match the ideas and eccentricities of the people who own them. Ben Skora is a self-styled inventor who has tricked out his Illinois home with a variety of unusual gadgets, among them a nine-foot-tall robot. Linda Beach, an American actress who enjoyed a successful career in Japanese television, lives in a tree house in Hawaii that draws its power
Jan 19, 2001 Wide
Aug 19, 2003
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Mr. Smith makes us look afresh at our own digs and at, as the old saying goes, what makes a house a home.
At just over an hour, Home Movie will leave you wanting more, not to mention leaving you with some laughs and a smile on your face.
I like this movie a lot. I like that Smith, he's not making fun of these people, he's not laughing at them.
[Smith] simply celebrates the universal desire to fashion our homes for our needs and desires.
Smith is careful not to make fun of these curious owners of architectural oddities. Instead, he shows them the respect they are due.
A naturally funny film, Home Movie makes you crave Chris Smith's next movie.
"Home Movie" is the film equivalent of a lovingly rendered coffee table book.
a documentary ditty that just barely sustains its 65 minute running time
It feels like very light Errol Morris, focusing on eccentricity but failing, ultimately, to make something bigger out of its scrapbook of oddballs.
Some people march to the beat of a different drum, and if you ever wondered what kind of houses those people live in, this documentary takes a look at 5 alternative housing options.
Smith examines the intimate, unguarded moments of folks who live in unusual homes -- which pop up in nearly every corner of the country.
A pleasant ramble through the sort of idoosyncratic terrain that Errol Morris has often dealt with...it does possess a loose, lackadaisical charm.
A gloriously kooky chronicle of freak-flags flying high... combines Errol Morris' nonplussed lens with a penchant for damaged oddball subjects that merges the apparent instincts of Paul Thomas Anderson and David Lynch.
A celebration of quirkiness, eccentricity, and certain individuals' tendency to let it all hang out, and damn the consequences.
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