Tuesday, October 21, 2008

House of D

Like so many people I have a Netflix account. We got it during the writer's strike when there was NOTHING TO WATCH ON TV.

I took the questionnaire Netflix has on their site which has you rate movies you've seen so they can then recommend others you may like.

I have a few hundred movies in my queue, most of which I don't recall the plot. And the synopsis provided with the DVDs aren't usually inspiring.

Needless to say my husband often grumbles about 'all the chick crap' we keep getting.
I keep telling him to go throw stuff in the queue or be quiet.

Again, needless to say, neither has happened.

So two weeks ago we got a movie called the "House of D." Again the grumbling and again the pitiful synopsis.

Here is the plot synopsis:

By working through problems stemming from his past, Tom Warshaw (Duchovny), an American artist living in Paris, begins to discover who he really is, and returns to his home to reconcile with his family and friends.

Woo hoo. Sounds super exciting huh?

The movie stars David Duchovny, Robin Williams and Tea Leoni to name a few. David Duchonvy wrote and directed it. I like all those actors but it still took me two weeks to watch it (sans hubby).
But I have to say, it was SUCH a good movie.
It is sort of a flashback movie of David Duchovny's character at age 13 living in New York City and all he goes through at school, at home with his recently widowed (and depressed mother), his first crush and his relationship with his friend Pappas.

The young boy who played Tom was fantastic. His name is Anton Yelchin. He and Robin Williams, who plays Pappas (a 40 year old mentally challenged man) were so good together. They call each other Pap-Ass and Tom-Ass.

I won't even begin to try and convey any scenes from this movie as I would never do it justice. But it was funny, sad, heartwarming.
I highly recommend it.

My husband actually watched it and said it was "Not bad." For anything that isn't at all similar to"Die Hard," "Terminator" or "The Matrix" that is considered high praise.

Definitely throw it into your Netflix queue. I think I might actually go buy it next time I'm at Target. I seriously loved it that much.
Here is the trailer....assuming I can get the video to imbed. If not here is the YouTube link as well: House of D Trailer on YouTube



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