Home (2009)



Critic Consensus: Disconcerting and sometimes eerie, this enigmatic French film is an assured directorial debut.

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Inga (Academy award winner Marcia Gay Harden) is a poet. She wants to buy and restore a house she is drawn to that reminds her of her childhood home, but her distant husband Hermann (Michael Gaston) sees little value in it or many of the things Inga loves. Inga realizes that many things in her life are coming full circle.
PG-13 (for some disturbing thematic material)
Art House & International , Documentary , Drama
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Michael Gaston
as Hermann
Eulala Scheel
as Indigo
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Critic Reviews for Home

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (9)

Home is the engaging, darkly funny, surreal story of what happens when people who have thrived by keeping civilization at a safe distance suddenly find themselves pushed right back into its headlights.

Full Review… | April 15, 2010
Boston Globe
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What happens would not make sense in many households, but in this one, it represents a certain continuity, and confirms deep currents we sensed almost from the first.

Full Review… | April 14, 2010
Chicago Sun-Times
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Gradually the movie turns into an ironic assault on the inconvenient nature of civilization's conveniences.

February 18, 2010
Seattle Times
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Though the cautionary symbolism is clear here, the committee-written film (there were five scribes including Meier), smartly keeps its message quotient in check.

Full Review… | December 18, 2009
Los Angeles Times
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Working with all-star DP Agnès Godard, Meier effectively communicates the sense of upended privacy.

Full Review… | November 24, 2009
Village Voice
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The performers manage to overcome Meier's schematic framework-too "modern-day fairy tale" for its own good-though the director clearly knows which collaborators and elements to enlist for game-raising purposes.

Full Review… | November 24, 2009
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Home


A strangely depressing tale of a family facing uncertain times when a major highway is built practically in their backyard. Some events in this movie are so out of this world I can't help but think it was meant as an allegory.

Gabriel Knight
Gabriel Knight

A French family's behavior becomes increasingly erratic when a major highway opens in their front yard; they eventually wall themselves up in the house to escape the noise. An obscure metaphor that never gets up to highway speed. NOTE: This review referes to the French film; Flixter currently has the cast list mixed up with a 2008 American movie of the same name.

Greg S
Greg S

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Certainly scores for originality but left me a little cold with its aloof pretensions.

Gordon Anderson
Gordon Anderson

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