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Home Movie (2001)

Documentary look at five unusual homes and the people who built (or adapted) them.

Director:

Chris Smith

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ed Peden Ed Peden ... Himself
Diana Peden Diana Peden ... Herself
Linda Beech Linda Beech ... Herself
Ben Skora Ben Skora ... Himself, 'Bennie'
Darlene Satrinano Darlene Satrinano ... Herself
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Director Smith visits five unusual homes and talks to the people who built or adapted them. His subjects include an alligator wrangler who lives on a houseboat in a Louisiana bayou; an American actress who made her fortune on Japanese TV and then built a treehouse getaway in Hawaii; an inventor who automated his entire home; a family who converted an abandoned missile silo into an underground abode; and a pair of cat-lovers who renovated their house with dozens of feline-friendly features. Written by Anonymous

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Documentary

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hawaiian

Release Date:

25 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hawaii, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,803, 5 May 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$118,022, 13 October 2002
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Mono

Color:

Color
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Soundtracks

Markin' Time
(1997)
Written by Bent Fabricius-Bjerre (as Frank Bjorn)
Performed by Bent Fabricius-Bjerre (as Bent Fabric)
Courtesy of CMC Records - Denmark
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Too long for what it is and too short for what it could have been.
11 January 2006 | by bandwSee all my reviews

This could have been an excellent movie, but it lacks focus. It deals with some highly unusual people living in some highly unusual houses. After a quick round-robin visit to each house and occupants, that lasts about ten minutes, we know about as much about these people and their houses as we find out in the next hour. We are left with wanting to know more about how these people came to be in their current situations and about the history of their houses. For example, the alligator man says that everything in his house has a sentimental value - then show us some of those things and explain to us what they mean to him.

I wanted to see more about the houses themselves - how they are laid out and how the people live in them. The people who live in the old missile silo give us a ten second tour of where the rooms are in their house *from above ground,* and that is it for the overview.

These people are satisfying some deep emotions through their living environments and I wanted to know more. Think what Errol Morris would have done with this material.

The film indeed has the look of a home movie, so the title is a clever pun.


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