• Publication date: April 6, 2012

Life as a House

After getting fired from his job of 20 years, George Monroe collapses to wake up in hospital to news of his terminal cancer and that he has a few months to live. He tries to mend his relationship with his ex-wife Robin and his estranged and bitter 16 year-old son Sam. As his final project on earth, with the help of Sam, George decides to rebuild the Malibu cliff-top house that contained his most painful memories...

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2001

MBC Max:

April 11, 2012 23:00 (KSA) ~ April 11, 2012 22:00 (CLT)

After getting fired from his job of 20 years, George Monroe (Kevin Kline) collapses to wake up in hospital to news of his terminal cancer and that he has a few months to live. Living on borrowed time, George tries to mend his relationship with his ex-wife Robin (Kristin Scott-Thomas) who left him 10 years ago, and his estranged and bitter 16 year-old son Sam (Hayden Christensen) who is taking drugs.

As his final project on earth, with the help of Sam, George decides to tear down and rebuild the Malibu cliff-top house that his father left him in his will, and that contained his most painful memories, so he can pass on to Sam a home he'll be proud to give his son...

A riveting Oscar-worthy performance by Kevin Kline in this intense drama, complimented by solid performances from a noteworthy cast, especially a portrayal of unbelievable depth by Hayden Christensen as Sam. A moving tearjerker that is not easily forgotten.

 

Starring:

  • Kevin Kline
  • Kristin Scott Thomas
  • Hayden Christensen
  • Jena Malone
  • Mary Steenburgen
  • Jamey Sheridan
  • Scott Bakula
  • Ian Somerhalder

Directed by:  Irwin Winkler

Rating:  R for language, sexuality and drug use.