George Monroe is a lonely and sad man. He has been divorced for ten years and lives alone on the southern California coast. His pet lives in the same rundown shack he's been living in for twenty-five years. The hut that his father passed on to him. In recent years, magnificent houses have sprung up around him. He's been in the same architecture office for twenty years and hates a job that's made up mostly of scale models. On the day he is released from work, he is diagnosed with an advanced case of terminal cancer, which he does not reveal to his family. In many ways, this day is the happiest in his last life, when he decides to spend as little time as possible doing what he really wants, to build a house that he can call himself, around the world To replace hut. He also wants his rebellious 16-year-old son Sam Monroe to live with him over the summer and hopefully not only help with house building, but reunite them as a family. Getting Sam to do any of this will not be an easy task, as Sam, who has done himself destructive, would rather do something than spend time with his family, which includes his mother Robin Kimball, her wealthy one but emotionally incorrigible husband Peter Kimball and her teenage children. In Sam, George sees an unhappy human in every aspect of his life, just as George himself was before that fateful day. What Sam's going to do for the summer might be Alyssa Beck, his handsome classmate, and George's neighbor. During the trial, George also reunites with Robin, who admits she made some pretty bad decisions in her life. He may not want this reconnection to go too far for health reasons. After all, George has a lot to do to do whatever he wants before he dies.
Is there one person here who has not heard about the Life as a House movie? It's one of these Drama movies which you will remember for a long time, Life as a House is original and has it's own style. If you analyze all the last time released movies and compare them with Life as a House, you'll understand that Life as a House is doing really good work. With such good actors cast, the movie just can't be bad. The movie was directed by Irwin Winkler. Feel free to hit the play button and enjoy the movie, the great actors play and all other things that make the whole movie as great as it is.