• House of D (2004)

House of D

Release Date: 2004

DVD Release Date: October 4th, 2005

PG-13 |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

In the present, artist Tom Warshaw (David Duchovny) recalls his traumatic coming of age. As a 13-year-old (Anton Yelchin) growing up in New York City in 1973, Tom hangs out with Pappass (Robin Williams), a mentally disabled man. With Tom's mother (Téa Leoni) battling depression after the death of her husband, the young boy is left to his own devices. When Tom develops a crush on schoolmate Melissa (Zelda Williams), Pappass feels abandoned and begins behaving erratically.

Cast: Anton Yelchin, Robin Williams, Erykah Badu, David Duchovny, Magali Amadei, Harold Cartier, Téa Leoni, Zelda Williams

Director: David Duchovny

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Bob Yari Productions, Southpaw Entertainment

Keywords: School , Transformation , Mother , Melodramatic , Family , Love , 1970s , 2000s , Amusing , Relationships , New York City

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 10
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Everyone in the film seems to be in solitary, thanks to Mr. Duchovny's stultifying style. If there was a single moment of spontaneity, it escaped me. Ditto for frivolity, though bogus poetry abounds.

  • 50
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    David Duchovny delivers a clearly heartfelt but terminally mawkish and awkward directorial debut in House of D. show more

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A heartfelt, '70s-era coming-of-age story with a prologue and epilogue set in the present day, marks the filmmaking debut of actor David Duchovny, who also wrote the symbol-studded screenplay. show more

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