Home Movie (2001)

Home Movie

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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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On DVD: Aug 19, 2003
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Home Movie

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (15)

Smith finds amusing juxtapositions that justify his exercise.

Full Review… | November 15, 2002
Boston Globe
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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.

Full Review… | September 26, 2002
Dallas Morning News
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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.

Full Review… | July 19, 2002
Seattle Times
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I like this movie a lot. I like that Smith, he's not making fun of these people, he's not laughing at them.

Full Review… | July 10, 2002
Ebert & Roeper
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[Smith] simply celebrates the universal desire to fashion our homes for our needs and desires.

Full Review… | June 28, 2002
Chicago Sun-Times
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Smith is careful not to make fun of these curious owners of architectural oddities. Instead, he shows them the respect they are due.

Full Review… | June 27, 2002
Chicago Tribune
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Audience Reviews for Home Movie

These people are odd birds.

dreamfaeries
Leigh Ryan

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½

Documentary about five different homes and the people who live in them. I particularly liked the pragmatic Japanese-sitcom-acting Hawaiian lady and her treehouse in the middle of nowhere, but all five had their qualities, not least a conviction in their way of living that was engaging to watch.
I like unconventional people. Ben Skora's soap dish was freaky though.

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Lesley N

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½

Fascinating documentary depicting lives of people who have a 'special' and unusual way of creating their immediate home. Be at the man living on a boat in the everglades, the cat family or the kooky inventor who plans to be reborn in a humanoid robot he built.An entertaining, yet enlighting view of how people are able to construct their lives according to their own beliefs and imaginations.

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Henrik Schunk

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