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The Architect (2006)

R  |   |  Drama  |  April 2006 (USA)
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An architect engages in conflict with an activist who lives in a dangerous complex the architect designed.

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Leo Waters
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Julia Waters
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Christina Waters
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Martin Waters
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Shawn
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Cammie Neely
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Joe
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Missy Neely
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Josh Freeman
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Arthur Freeman
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Linda Freeman
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Architect Leo Waters' marriage is in trouble, his wife Julia unhappy. Their son Martin drops out of college; he's home, adrift and out of sorts with Leo. Daughter Christina has entered her mid-teens with a new body and new feelings. Enter Tonya Neely, a community organizer who lives in high-rise public housing Leo designed years' before. The residents want the projects razed; she comes to Leo asking him to sign her petition. He's put off; Julia supports Tonya. Martin goes to see for himself and begins a friendship with homo-erotic potential. In the meantime, Christina puts herself at risk seeking affirmation. High pitched emotions and high-rise apartments: what will collapse first? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sometimes You Need to Tear Down to Build Up

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,032 (USA) (1 December 2006)

Gross:

$12,644 (USA) (15 December 2006)
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According to Hayden Panettiere, Christina Waters' first appearance in the movie was her favorite scene to film because - unlike Christina - she *always* feels confident and comfortable in a bathing suit. See more »

Goofs

Martin is wearing a Richard Nixon t-shirt during his first trip to the low income housing development. Upon his return to the projects to meet Shawn, Martin is seen entering the building's doorway wearing the same Nixon t-shirt; but when the two boys are shown on the roof of the building, Martin's t-shirt has changed to one of a solid color although he has not changed clothes. See more »

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Lynch Would Should Love This!
14 January 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Apart from seeing his Blue Velvet starlet in a perfect role for her age group, the movie makes you ask questions. This movie really makes people look at cause and effect. It doesn't place blame, rather shows implications of well intentioned, ignorant motivations. As a viewer, you may have to do some soul searching in order to fully enjoy the movie. The meaning of each scene as it is broken up, is a definite plus. At first I was put off by the back and forth breakup of the shots but soon began to conform to the format. I liked the performances of all the actors. It was nice to see Rosselini in her usual subdued role and equally effective. To see the lead actor in a spectacular role I might suggest Lantana!


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