House of D (2004)



Critic Consensus: A sincere but inept coming of age story.

Movie Info

Actor David Duchovny made his debut as a director and screenwriter with this coming-of-age drama, in which a grown man looks back at his adolescence. It's 1973, and Tommy (Anton Yelchin) is a 13-year-old boy living in New York's Greenwich Village with his mother (Téa Leoni), who is still coming to terms with the death of her husband. Tommy's best friend is Pappass (Robin Williams), a mentally challenged man who is in his thirties, but is at the same emotional age as Tommy; Pappass delivers meat … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: David Duchovny
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 4, 2005
Box Office: $0.4M
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Critic Reviews for House of D

All Critics (106) | Top Critics (35)

It's a fable that's too fabulous by half.

Full Review… | April 29, 2005
Washington Post
Top Critic

Because dark secrets always summon flashbacks, the telling of Tom's plunges us back to Greenwich Village, circa 1973. Sideburns sprout, classic rock proliferates and lapels run amok. Then the horror really begins.

Full Review… | April 29, 2005
Toronto Star
Top Critic

The kind of personal film that fails in a way that makes your teeth ache. It's obviously a labor of love on the part of its first-time writer-director, but as a coming-of-age memoir it lacks charm, originality and taste.

Full Review… | April 29, 2005
Seattle Times
Top Critic

A sweet but inept coming-of-age tale.

Full Review… | April 29, 2005
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Duchovny displays a firm sense of time and place and genuine affection for all his characters, offering up plenty of amusing running gags and, most courageously, unabashed emotion.

Full Review… | April 29, 2005
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Off-putting drama of growing up male in the 1970s.

Full Review… | December 15, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for House of D

A awesome film. When I first picked up this film from a pawnshop I put it on my watch someday stack. Well a few weeks ago it came to the top of the pile and I still put watching this movie off. Boy am I sorry. David Duchovny score big on his first attempt to write a movie. The story really hit home. Pretty much David who plays Tom Warshaw, tells his story of when he turned 13. Nothing can be said about the cast that would do it justice. Anton Yelchin who played Tommy did a stellar performance. Erykah Badu who played Lady was a true life character. And of course Robin Williams fits the role of a mentally handicap person not a hard role for him to play. What amazed me was The Title House of D, and The Writer David Duchovny having the initials DD. 5 stars no less.

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

So sweet. I highly recommend this movie.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

Very heartfelt, realistic movie. I just fell in love with the character of the little boy. All the characters were memorable. I just don't really see the main point that ties the whole thing together though. I think maybe I'm missing something. If a movie can make you laugh out loud and get choked up, it deserves at least three stars. Bravo!

Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer

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