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The House of Tomorrow (2017)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 20 June 2019 (South Korea)
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The film tells futurist, architect, and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller's incredible story through two teens hoping to get laid, become punk gods, and survive high school.

Director:

Peter Livolsi

Writers:

Peter Bognanni (based upon the novel by), Peter Livolsi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Asa Butterfield ... Sebastian Prendergast
Alex Wolff ... Jared Whitcomb
Nick Offerman ... Alan Whitcomb
Ellen Burstyn ... Josephine Prendergast
Fred Armisen ... Tour Video Narrator (voice)
Maude Apatow ... Meredith Whitcomb
Debbie Aderinkomi Debbie Aderinkomi ... St. Peder's Church Youth Group
Emmylou Barden ... St. Peder's Church Youth Group
Halle Chambers Halle Chambers ... St. Peder's Church Youth Group
David Krug David Krug ... St. Peder's Church Youth Group
Edduar Peralta Carmen Edduar Peralta Carmen ... St. Peder's Church Youth Group (as Edduar Peralta)
Tyra Ramsey Tyra Ramsey ... St. Peder's Church Youth Group
Jack Reinhardt Jack Reinhardt ... St. Peder's Church Youth Group
Jack Tholen Jack Tholen ... St. Peder's Church Youth Group
Jaylene Yang Jaylene Yang ... St. Peder's Church Youth Group
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Storyline

Sebastian Prendergast lives in a dated tourist spot called the House of Tomorrow with his grandmother Josephine. Sebastian longs to leave his isolated existence which quickly changes when he meets Jared Whitcomb, a young up and coming punk rocker with a heart condition, and his sister Meredith. Inspired to rebel, Sebastian decides to pick up a guitar and join Jared in becoming a punk rock group.

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Taglines:

Make Your Own Future

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2019 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Дом завтрашнего дня See more »

Filming Locations:

North Branch, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$35,821, 31 May 2018
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ellen Burstyn owned the footage of her and Buckminster Fuller together in the car and sailing, that is seen in the film. When the director wanted to cast Burstyn, he had no idea they had met in real life. See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place in North Branch, MN. Yet when Sebastian is biking to Jared's house, the water tower for St. Michael is in the background. North Branch is 68 miles Northeast of St Michael. See more »

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Dance Like A Maniac
Written by Jim McCann
Performed by Tyrades
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Filled with cliches, but great acting
15 October 2018 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

What really shines in the film are the actors. Asa Butterfield and Alex Wolff are good, I dare say Nick Offerman is great. Not so much Ellen Burstyn, who had a cardboard role and a similar approach to it. The story is also interesting, although polluted with some tough to swallow cliches like "the teenage kid that never had soda and speaks like a dictionary" or "the nasty but good at heart kids". But once you get over those, the film is very pleasant. There are some scenes that are just wonderful.

Bottom line: coming of age story with a nice happy ending, an exploration of the teenage angst from the eyes of a naive and sheltered child raised in the spirit of futurism by a nutty grandmother. I recommend it.


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