MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,753 this week

Two Family House (2000)

 -  Drama  -  9 August 2002 (Spain)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 1,295 users   Metascore: 79/100
Reviews: 41 user | 34 critic | 28 from Metacritic.com

A dreamer finds that his wife and friends are binding him to his mediocre existence.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 164 titles
created 24 Aug 2011
 
list image
a list of 28 titles
created 11 Dec 2011
 
TDL
a list of 44 titles
created 08 May 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 41 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Two Family House (2000)

Two Family House (2000) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Two Family House.
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A fast-lane investment broker, offered the opportunity to see how the other half lives, wakes up to find that his sports car and girlfriend have become a mini-van and wife.

Director: Brett Ratner
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 metres deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up! This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus.

Director: Jalmari Helander
Stars: Jorma Tommila, Peeter Jakobi, Onni Tommila
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Using a professional grade video camera, a dysfunctional family records their Christmas Day in 1985, which descends into total chaos.

Director: Warren P. Sonoda
Stars: Boyd Banks, Jennifer Baxter, Mike Beaver
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A Christmastime drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday together in four years.

Director: Preston A. Whitmore II
Stars: Regina King, Columbus Short, Delroy Lindo
Joyeux Noel (2005)
Drama | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

On Christmas Eve during world War I, the Germans, French, and Scottish fraternize and get to know the men who live on the opposite side of a brutal war, in what became a true lesson of humanity.

Director: Christian Carion
Stars: Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet
Crime | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.

Director: John Hillcoat
Stars: Ray Winstone, Guy Pearce, Emily Watson
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother.

Director: Lance Rivera
Stars: Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, Queen Latifah
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An uptight, conservative, businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.

Director: Thomas Bezucha
Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Buddy Visalo
...
Mary O'Neary
...
Estelle Visalo
...
Jim O'Neary
...
Chipmunk
...
Laura
Louis Guss ...
Donato
Rosemary De Angelis ...
Marie (as Rosemary Deangelis)
...
Danny
Saul Stein ...
Anthony
...
Angelo
...
Gloria
Ivy Jones ...
Tina
Victor Arnold ...
Mr. Cicco
Richard B. Shull ...
Mr. Brancaccio
Edit

Storyline

An unseen narrator looks back to 1956, on Staten Island, when Buddy, an Italian guy with big dreams, buys a house planning to live upstairs with his wife Estelle and run a bar downstairs. The first problem is Estelle's lack of confidence in Buddy. Then, Irish tenants upstairs refuse to move and won't pay rent; plus, the woman upstairs is about to have a baby. The next problem is the baby: once he's born, it's clear his father was Black. The Irish guy splits; Buddy evicts mother and child, then feels guilt and sets her up in a flat while she sorts out an adoption. Estelle's lack of faith, the Irish lass's spirit, Buddy's dream, racial prejudice, and the baby's fate play out. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

baby | bar | racial prejudice | guilt | tenant | See more »

Taglines:

The only way to find out what you love is to risk everything you have.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 August 2002 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Two Family House  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$30,316 (USA) (6 October 2000)

Gross:

$1,015,055 (USA) (29 December 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

This movie is set in 1956. However, we see the Staten Island Ferryboat "The Gov. Herbert H. Lehman", which didn't go into service until the mid-1960s. See more »

Crazy Credits

Special thanks to ... the people of Bentley Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, ... the people of Port Richmond & Stapleton neighborhoods, Staten Island, NY, ... the crew of The Highlander ... See more »

Connections

References Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

La donna è mobile (Woman Is Fickle)
from "Rigoletto" (1851)
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Under license from Naxos of America
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great Movie
7 May 2004 | by (charlotte, nc) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie on IFC and I loved it!! It has a great story line and the character were well developed and I could really relate to them. I'm glad I came across this, I hope to see it again soon. The story is well developed and I like how the ending turned out. I feel like it is another classic love story, and I'm not one to really like "mushy" films, but this is one is really a classic. I could just feel the main character and his dreams and wanting to 'break out'. I hope I can find the film on DVD or VHS. I like how the story touched on racial issues in the 1950's. I wonder if this is based on a book, because it has alot of focus on characters.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What a wonderful movie miasocal70
Wonderful boardwalk_angel
two family house georgeusx
Who was the narrator? canta44
Michael Rispoli looks like a younger version of Warren Berlinger? georgia_kay_t
Discuss Two Family House (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?