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George (Kline) is an architect who lives in a broken down shack surrounded by ritzy homes on California's Pacific shore. His ex-wife Robin (Thomas) is raising their drugged-out Goth son Sam (Christensen) with her emotionally unavailable husband Peter (Sheridan). In quick succession, George is fired from his job and learns he has a fatal disease. He examines his life and decides to use his remaining time to tear down the old house and build a new one. He forces Sam to help him, intending to use the project as a means to repair his relationship with his son. Robin's feelings for George also rekindle, and they become more than friends once again. The performances of the excellent ensemble cast, especially Kline and Thomas, save this from being called "Sappy Symbolism as a Movie."

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Available on Running time 124 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Terminal Illness, Teen Angst, Parenthood, Bad Dads, Second Chance, Handyman Specials, Family Drama, Architects & Architecture
Screenplay
Mark Andrus
Cast
Kevin Kline, Hayden Christensen, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jena Malone, Mary Steenburgen, Jamey Sheridan, Scott Bakula, Sam Robards, Mike Weinberg, Scotty Leavenworth, Ian Somerhalder, Sandra Nelson
Cinematography
Vilmos Zsigmond
Director
Irwin Winkler
Music
Mark Isham
Other
Richard Lightstone, Julie Monroe, Tom Taylor, Molly Maginnis, Dennis Washington
Producer
Irwin Winkler, Rob Cowan, New Line Cinema

Awards

Natl. Bd. of Review 2001: Breakthrough Perf. (Christensen).

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