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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
Nicole Santora ... Doctor
Michael Panes ... Adjuster
Macall Gordon Macall Gordon ... Preschool Principal
Rodney Sherwood ... Putnam Hatch
Sheila Goold Sheila Goold ... Magazine Writer
Sean McKenna ... Construction worker
Ray Tagavilla Ray Tagavilla ... Brandon


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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No satisfaction for a Parker Posey fan
21 August 2017 | by Sam-953-169285See all my reviews

Any movie with Parker Posey in it deserves a chance. I gave this one a chance. Of all the movies I have seen with her in it, this is the worst. Her character is so typical; there is nothing unusual. The part could have been played by thousands of other actresses.

The movie is about the project of designing and building a home and the interaction among the husband, wife and architect. In the movie, the husband is a successful, logical, practical financial person. She is an artist. They are highly incompatible and constantly disagree. The architect is a typical artist; he claims to consider practicality to be important but that is actually at the bottom of his priorities. He and the project (the house design) amplify the incompatibility between the husband and wife. The architecture might be creative but that is the only creative part of this movie. There is very little romance; the story is not much more than three (or four if you include the builder) people arguing. Even when she announces she is ovulating, there is no romance.

The ending is logical and not a big surprise either; in other words, not creative. And yet, the ending is sudden, as if the writer knew that there was enough material and had to end it somehow.

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15 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Architekt See more »

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Everett, Washington, USA See more »

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