4.8/10
1,839
9 user 5 critic

House Broken (2009)

R | | Comedy | 7 July 2011 (Israel)
Trailer
2:07 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

In order to enjoy his retirement, a father takes drastic measures to get his twentysomething, slacker sons to move out and fend for themselves.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (earlier screenplay)
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

College (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A wild weekend is in store for three high school seniors who visit a local college campus as prospective freshmen.

Director: Deb Hagan
Stars: Drake Bell, Kevin Covais, Andrew Caldwell
Treatment (2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

All his life, Leonard (Joshua Leonard, Humpday (2009)) has dreamed of being a famous filmmaker, but he's better at making excuses than making art. A chance encounter with a wasted A-list ... See full summary »

Directors: Sean Nelson, Steven Schardt
Stars: Joshua Leonard, Sean Nelson, Ross Partridge
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

When a young man agrees to housesit for his boss, he thinks it'll be the perfect opportunity to get close to the woman he desperately has a crush on - his boss's daughter. But he doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: David Zucker
Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Tara Reid, Andy Richter
Falling Up (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A nursing student (Cross) forced to quit school for family reasons winds up taking a job as a doorman in an elite apartment building in New York City, where he sparks to one of his residents (Roemer).

Director: David M. Rosenthal
Stars: Joseph Cross, Sarah Roemer, Snoop Dogg
Special Delivery I (1999)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Kenneth A. Carlson
Stars: Juan Carlos Cantu, Katrina Carlson, Nell Carter
Mother's Day I (2010)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The sadistic members of a villainous family return to their childhood home to terrorize the new home owners and their guests.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Jaime King, Shawn Ashmore
Tanner Hall (2009)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Tanner Hall is a vivid peek into the private world of an all-girls boarding school. In a cozy, but run-down New England, the knot of adolescent complexity is unraveled through the coming-of-age stories of four teenage girls.

Directors: Francesca Gregorini, Tatiana von Furstenberg
Stars: Rooney Mara, Georgia King, Brie Larson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A guy in his mid-thirties watches as his life comically unravels after he enters into a relationship with the daughter of a former high school classmate.

Director: Michael Knowles
Stars: Michael C. Hall, Peter Fonda, Lucy Liu
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A young guy short on luck, enrolls in a class to build confidence to help win over the girl of his dreams, which becomes complicated when his teacher has the same agenda.

Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Heder, Jacinda Barrett
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A glimpse into the teenage wasteland of suburbia 1999 that takes place over 24 hours, and the teenagers who make their way through the last day of high school.

Director: Jess Manafort
Stars: Katrina Begin, Charles Chen, Melonie Diaz
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tom Cathkart
... Mary Cathkart
... Quinn Cathkart
... Elliot Cathkart
... Sarah Stanton
... Suzy Decker
... Hector
... Fire Chief Henry Decker (as Tom Wilson)
... Gilroy (as Tony Yalda)
... Shirtless Boy
... Zerban
... Husband Camper
... Wife Camper
... Daughter Camper
... Brando
Edit

Storyline

Cathcart retires from the fire department and wants to live alone with his wife, which means he has to get his two sons, Quinn and Elliot, who are approaching 30, to move. They are unemployed slackers; their mom does everything for them. Cathcart takes her camping while leaving the boys a house without food, money, or electricity. Will the lads get the message, find jobs, and move out, or will they cling to life at mom and pop's at all costs? They take in boarders, who may be their salvation. Meanwhile, mom wants to come home and continue babying her sons. Can the house survive? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual content and language throughout | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 July 2011 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

No Place Like Home  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pretty Funny
22 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

I had zero expectation when I started watching this movie about two slacker brothers who won't leave their parents' house. Oddly enough, it was as good as any other juvenile type comedy, and probably even better in some respects. For one, it's not just slapstick stupidity that tends to characterize Will Ferrell's movies, for example. There is a lot of underhanded humour that the two leads pull off very well throughout the course of the film.

I believe that comedy is the hardest genre because it's really hard to genuinely be funny and make people laugh. While I wasn't on the floor, it WAS funny and it entertained. I recommend it you're bored and looking for a few laughs.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page