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?
Sometimes You Need to Tear Down to Build Up
26 April 2006 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $2,032,
3 December 2006, Limited Release
Gross USA: $12,644, 17 December 2006
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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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
The letter (shown on screen) from the Illinois Housing Development Authority to Tonya Neely contains several mistakes. Those mistakes include the misspelling of Neely (in credits) as Neeley (on the letter); the misspelling of Governor (correct, three times below) as Governer (incorrect once, at the top); repeating the first paragraph, in full, as the third paragraph of the letter; referring to the Illinois Housing Development Authority (header/logo) as the Illinois Department of Housing Development Authority (first time typed, under the first/fictional governor's name); using a fictional governor's name once (Roger Finkin), the first time the governor's name is typed, at the top, and using the then actual governor's name (Rod R. Blagojevich) three other times when typed below, and a fourth time when signed. See more
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