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In the House Reviews

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March 24, 2014
Intriguing French film in which a cynical high school literature teacher finds renewed interest in teaching when an unlikely student's essays about insinuating himself into a middle-class schoolmate's home and family prove irresistible. Complicated and fascinating relationships on several levels.
March 23, 2014
Interesting approach and use of narrative layers related to teacher/student, observing life, authoring, audiences, fiction/real-life and relationships. I got a bit confused about 3/4 way thru, it didn't quite seem to gel together.
½ March 15, 2014
This was a lot of fun and as far as I am concerned Fabrice Lucchini can do no wrong. The movie lost a bit of steam at the end, trying to tie up loose ends, but it was good nonetheless.
March 4, 2014
When Teorema met Notes On A Scandal..a la François Ozon!
½ February 9, 2014
Loved this movie!! Rarely do you get a narrative that keeps you intrigued and wanting more in movies --this one reads like a good book and the acting from young Claude is superb! Kisten Scott Thomas -who knew shes so fluent in French!! Its sexy, disturbing, gay, hetero, and wrong all @ the same time. Only the French could pull it off! Magnifique!
January 31, 2014
awarded the main prize at the 2012 San Sebastián International Film Festival, the Golden Shell, as well as the Jury Prize for Best Screenplay.
½ January 23, 2014
A delightful movie. Watching it is like savoring a tasty meal. It is clever, witty, poignant and unusual in its development. Acting is superb from all players, including even a small role by Yolande Moreau playing twins. For once a French movie that is NOT an enigma.
½ January 10, 2014
"INSIDE EVERY HOUSE IS A STORY"

- Based on the play 'The Boy in the Last Row' this 'Dans la Maison' is a French drama thriller from 2012, directed by François Ozon (8 Femmes), starring Kristin Scott Thomas (English Patient, Mission Impossible). Everybody has thought about it: what if you could see (a bit like 'Big Brother') what happens inside the house of someone you know? This forms the redline in the film as we follow the essay of a young boy about the family he chose to stalk. A brilliant storyline that provokes our own minds to be voyeuristic. Once you start to watch, you won't be able to stop...

Shortly after the summer vacation monsieur Germain, who is a French teacher in the Lycee Gustave Flaubert, gets frustrated when reading and correcting the essays of his new class 2C. He tells his wife Jeanne (Thomas) that this is the worst class he ever mentored. But there's one promising student: the shy Claude Garcia wrote a fascinating piece of how he explored the house of his friend Rapha Artole. Encouraged by Germain to keep writing and to develop his talent, the 16 year old boy continues to visit his friend (who he helps with Math) and writes down everything that he sees within the seemingly normal family. Though it is immoral to read about someone's private life, Germain and Jeanne get hooked on the stories. But with every new page, Claude's curiosity grows more and more into a perverse obsession...
½ January 8, 2014
Superior acting in a twisted plot, but the excellent premise is undone in the end.
½ December 28, 2013
It is a technical feat, featuring some solid acting performances and direction from Ozon, and it is mostly dark and suspenseful as intended, but the script kind of derails in the latter half. The plot itself is nothing really new, and the movie has to rely heavily on its premise. The movie mostly works, and it is totally engaging up to a certain point, but, in the end, it still leaves something to be desired.
½ December 28, 2013
Self-reflexive without pretention and melodramatic without sentimentality, why isn't this film on more year end best of lists? Wonderful
December 27, 2013
Absorbing and darkly comic film about the creative writing process and unique interplay between author and reader.
½ December 23, 2013
another great fable from Ozon
December 19, 2013
Playful examination of the relationship between artist and participant, of author and reader. Weird, voyeuristic, and plain fun.
December 19, 2013
A movie masterpiece! This avant-garde film effectively shows how a piece of literature can manipulate our realities and fantasies.
December 19, 2013
An interesting film with a unique storyline containing plot twists to keep the viewer wondering. D
December 17, 2013
There is a line between genius and psycho.
December 5, 2013
Not long ago I read that reason and passion are both fruits from the same tree that must grow together in order to produce an exquisite balance. One without the other only leads to sour results. This is what this movie is about! Good performances, a bit slow by moments as to contribute to the capacity of the writer to keep his audience wanting to know what's next (which was part of the plot), great score and a final conclusion that left me thinking the movie was alright but could have been so much more.
½ December 4, 2013
With a distinct method of narrative, well-constructed relationships, and a perfect ending, In the House is an interesting and deliciously amusing exploration of the creative process and the potential harm of love and aesthetic creation. There are few "narrative issues", and I do not feel that the film is "too clever for its own good" or "goes ... too far".
½ December 1, 2013
love this innovative script, this not really knowing what is real and what is the kid's imagination. very intriguing and modern movie
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