• Home Room (2003)

Home Room

Release Date: September 5th, 2003

DVD Release Date: October 14th, 2003

R |2 hr 12 min

Plot Summary

A deranged teen kills several fellow students, leaving "it girl" Deanna Cartwright (Erika Christensen) alive but badly wounded. Police Detective Martin Van Zandt (Victor Garber) suspects that student Alicia Browning (Busy Philipps), a misunderstood outsider who wasn't hurt, had a role in the murders. The police start monitoring her activities, and, at the behest of police and school officials, Alicia visits Deanna at the hospital. But the meeting yields an unexpected result.

Cast: Busy Philipps, Erika Christensen, Victor Garber, Holland Taylor, Ken Jenkins, James Pickens Jr.

Director: Paul F. Ryan

Genres: Drama

Distributors: DEJ Productions, Innovation Film Group

Keywords: Hospital, Transformation, Friendship, Police officer, Gripping, Investigation, Emotional, Growing up, 2000s, Quest, Friend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    Ryan's heart is definitely in the right place and his film has good performances and flashes of talent. But, overall, it plays like the world's longest — over two hours -- after-school special. show more

  • 50
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    Too often crosses the line between good melodrama and rank cliché. show more

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    In the midst of this didactic, self-conscious movie about a high school shooting comes an extraordinary and intense performance by a young actress named Busy Philipps, which elevates the whole picture. show more

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