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The Architect (2016)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 15 June 2017 (USA)
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When a couple sets out to build their dream house, they enlist the services of an uncompromising modernist architect, who proceeds to build HIS dream house instead of theirs.


Jonathan Parker


Catherine DiNapoli (screenplay), Jonathan Parker (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Parker Posey ... Drew
John Carroll Lynch ... Conway
James Frain ... Miles Moss
Eric McCormack ... Colin
Pamela Reed ... Colin's Mother
John Aylward ... Drew's Father
Dana Millican ... Reese
Alycia Delmore ... Caitlin
Michael Panes ... Adjuster
Nicole Santora ... Doctor
Macall Gordon Macall Gordon ... Preschool Principal
Rodney Sherwood ... Putnam Hatch
Sheila Goold Sheila Goold ... Magazine Writer
Todd Courson ... Ivan
Bradley Goodwill Bradley Goodwill ... Elizabeth's brother-in-law


When a couple sets out to build their dream house, they enlist the services of a visionary modernist architect, whose soaring ideas are matched only by his ego. The woman is swept away by this uncompromising creative artist whose personality provides a stark contrast to her practical husband's. She is so taken she hardly notices the Architect is building HIS dream house.

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Comedy | Drama


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The architect's office is actually an architectural studio used by students from the University of Washington School of Architecture. In the background is the historic College Inn guesthouse originally built for the 1909 Alaska-Yukon Exposition. An architectural landmark in itself. See more »

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The House of No Mirth
24 February 2017 | by tigerfish50See all my reviews

'The Architect' never reaches the level of either drama or comedy as its sit-com story unfolds with the zest of a soggy blueprint. The plot relates how a pair of prosperous married suburbanites try to paper over their differences by commissioning a pretentious avant-garde architect to design their dream house. In the real world, a village idiot would require only a brief minute with this insufferable narcissist before dismissing him as a fraud. Worse yet, the credulous couple are never fleshed out to anything more substantial than cardboard cut-outs, and their dilemmas become increasingly far-fetched as the film proceeds.

It's tough to watch Parker Posey trudging through this humorless sludge when she's created so many idiosyncratic characters from unconventional material. At this point in her career, she seems better suited for the role of a scheming seductress, than that of an artsy airhead housewife in a lame comedy. The biggest mystery of 'The Architect' is how this sputtering slapstick-sophisticated hybrid vehicle ever got green-lighted.

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Everett, Washington, USA See more »

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