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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 »
1 nomination. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Parker Posey ... Drew
James Frain ... Miles Moss
John Carroll Lynch ... Conway
Eric McCormack ... Colin
Pamela Reed ... Colin's Mother
John Aylward ... Drew's Father
Dana Millican ... Reese
Alycia Delmore ... Caitlin
Macall Gordon ... Preschool Principal
Michael Panes ... Adjuster
Sheila Goold Sheila Goold ... Magazine Writer
Nicole Santora ... Doctor
Rodney Sherwood ... Putnam Hatch
Todd Courson ... Ivan
Lindsay Fishkin Lindsay Fishkin ... Escrow Officer (2014)


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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Release Date:

15 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Architekt See more »

Filming Locations:

Everett, Washington, USA See more »

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Parker Film Company See more »
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Did You Know?


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 film is very simple, limited, and disrespectful especially with architects
1 August 2017 | by lynnyzrSee all my reviews

The film could be the typical simple story of a couple in crisis if it wouldn't be entitle The architect. It could have been another film for the weekend, but all the characters where very limited in their story, and as a result a cliché. The business man was all about practicality not passion, the opposite of the artist: passion not practicality. The builder was a big man that thinks only on materials and cost, meanwhile the architect was an imperative man of only form not functionality neither economy of material and energy. With architects, I know that you could have all sorts of ideas and ways of solving one same problem; but at least one, is going to be a balance between efficiency, beauty and functionality. I also know that most of them are stubborn and well trained in the business of selling and idea that could or not be what you wanted, but you'll love it anyway. What an architect will never do is to become a shadow of a person in order of constructing a building while betraying architecture, for two important reasons: they love architecture above all; and their passion is to create a nice design that could endure through generations and allow them to feel that they have contributed somehow to our societies and cities. This film shows anything but a real architect and it is disrespectful to the responsibilities they take every day creating spaces where we could meet, chat, sit down and enjoy a sunset, hospitals or just homes. And also with the hours they spend trying to design the space that their clients need and desire.

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