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-->'''George:''' I put a gun to my father's head once. Ever think like that? He was passed out. Had just been yelling at my mom over nothing. Under-cooked meat. I went to my room, I held the barrel right up to his ear, and then I chickened out again. Of course it was a BB gun but still it would have hurt like hell.

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-->'''George:''' I put a gun to my father's head once. Ever think like that? He was passed out. Had just been yelling at my mom over nothing. Under-cooked meat. I went to my room, I held the barrel right up to his ear, and then I chickened out again. Of course it was a BB gun gun, but still it would have hurt like hell. hell.
* TheAllegedHouse: George, the protagonist, decides to demolish one of these left to him by [[AbusiveParents his father]], and spend his [[YourDaysAreNumbered remaining days]] building a new and much improved home with his son, friends and neighbours.



* HeroicRROD: George has these in escalating fashion as both cancer and exertion take their toll on him as the film progresses, culminating in a his death.

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* HeroicRROD: George has these in escalating fashion as both cancer and exertion take their toll on him as the film progresses, culminating in a his death.



* JizzedInMyPants: Alyssa, the girl that [[LoveInterest Sam has a crush on]], decides at one point to join Sam in the shower, which he is borrowing the use of since his and George's new house is still largely incomplete. Sam, rather understandably, promptly gets a RagingStiffie as a result. Sam, obviously being controlled by a stronger force than himself at this point, asks Alyssa if he can [[BigDamnKiss kiss her]]. She agrees on the condition that they be JustFriends afterwards. All this stimulation swiftly causes him to ejaculate all over the shower. Of course, awkward as this whole scene is for everyone involved, it does result in one of the movie's best funny moments when she immediately follows up her moment of amused disgust with "You're scrubbing down the shower."

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* JizzedInMyPants: Alyssa, the girl that who [[LoveInterest Sam has a crush on]], decides at one point to join Sam in the shower, which he is borrowing the use of since his and George's new house is still largely incomplete. Sam, rather understandably, promptly gets a RagingStiffie as a result. Sam, obviously being controlled by a stronger force than himself at this point, result, and then asks Alyssa if he can [[BigDamnKiss kiss her]]. her]]. She agrees on the condition that they be JustFriends afterwards. All this stimulation swiftly causes him to ejaculate (off-screen, thankfully) all over the shower. Of course, awkward as this whole scene is for everyone involved, it does result in one of the movie's best funny moments when she immediately follows up her moment of amused disgust with "You're scrubbing down the shower."



* YourDaysAreNumbered: When George gets his terminal cancer diagnosis. It spurs him to put all his remaining time and effort into building a new house to replace the one his abusive father left him.

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* YourDaysAreNumbered: When George gets his terminal cancer diagnosis. It spurs him to put all his remaining time and effort into building a new house to replace the one TheAllegedHouse his abusive father left him.


* HeroicRROD: George has these in escalating fashion as both cancer and exertion take their toll on him as the film progresses, culminating in a CharacterDeath.

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* HeroicRROD: George has these in escalating fashion as both cancer and exertion take their toll on him as the film progresses, culminating in a CharacterDeath.his death.


After being fired from his architectural model fabricator, George Monroe (Creator/KevinKline) discovers that he has advanced stage cancer and any treatment would be futile. George decides to demolish the home left to him by his father and spend his last days building a new house from the ground up, enlisting his son, Sam (Creator/HaydenChristensen) to whom he has not revealed his terminal condition, with whom he has a dysfunction relationship. In the meantime, George also reconnects with his ex-wife and Sam's mother, Robin (Creator/KristinScottThomas), who decides to assist as well. Also joining in the construction are various neighbors, including Alyssa (Creator/JenaMalone), Sam's classmate who lives next door with her mother Colleen (Creator/MarySteenburgen); and local policeman and George's childhood friend Kurt Walker (Creator/ScottBakula).

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After being fired from his job as an [[ThisIsWhatTheBuildingWillLookLike architectural model fabricator, fabricator]], George Monroe (Creator/KevinKline) discovers that he has advanced stage cancer and any treatment would be futile. George decides to demolish the home left to him by his father and spend his last days building a new house from the ground up, enlisting his son, Sam (Creator/HaydenChristensen) to whom he has not revealed his terminal condition, with whom he has a dysfunction relationship. In the meantime, George also reconnects with his ex-wife and Sam's mother, Robin (Creator/KristinScottThomas), who decides to assist as well. Also joining in the construction are various neighbors, including Alyssa (Creator/JenaMalone), Sam's classmate who lives next door with her mother Colleen (Creator/MarySteenburgen); and local policeman and George's childhood friend Kurt Walker (Creator/ScottBakula).


* InformedPoverty: A weird example in that George is a middle-aged architect who lives in a run-down house, and the movie takes place in a supposedly middle-class neighborhood. The problem is that the "run-down house" is on the edge of a cliff with a view of the ocean; that kind of real estate ''anywhere'' in California would be obscenely valuable.[[note]]It is, however, a house and property that George inherited from his own parents, which may have been more affordable for them to purchase in their era than it would be to him. And George has probably been spending all that he can on property taxes and maintenance to stay in such a prime location.[[/note]]
* JizzedInMyPants: Alyssa, the girl that [[LoveInterest Sam has a crush on]], decides at one point to join Sam in the shower, which he is borrowing the use of since his and George's new house is still largely incomplete. Sam, rather understandably, promptly gets a [[RagingStiffie raging hard-on]]. Sam, obviously being controlled by a stronger force than himself at this point, asks Alyssa if he can kiss her. She agrees on the condition that they be JustFriends afterwards. All this stimulation swiftly causes him to ejaculate all over the shower. Of course, awkward as this whole scene is for everyone involved, it does result in one of the movie's best funny moments when she immediately follows up her moment of {{squick}} with "You're cleaning that up."
* ShowerOfLove: Sam inadvertently ends up in one of these with [[LoveInterest his crush]], Alyssa, but it goes no further than the two of them kissing before it [[JizzedInMyPants abruptly ends in awkwardness]].

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* HeroicRROD: George has these in escalating fashion as both cancer and exertion take their toll on him as the film progresses, culminating in a CharacterDeath.
* InformedPoverty: A weird example in that George is a middle-aged architect who lives in a run-down house, and the movie takes place in a supposedly middle-class neighborhood. The problem is that the "run-down house" is on the edge of a cliff with a view of the ocean; that kind of real estate ''anywhere'' in California would be obscenely valuable.[[note]]It is, however, a house and property that George inherited from his own parents, which may have been more affordable for them ''them'' to purchase in their era than it would be to him. And George has probably been spending all that he can on property taxes and maintenance to stay in such a prime location.[[/note]]
* JizzedInMyPants: Alyssa, the girl that [[LoveInterest Sam has a crush on]], decides at one point to join Sam in the shower, which he is borrowing the use of since his and George's new house is still largely incomplete. Sam, rather understandably, promptly gets a [[RagingStiffie raging hard-on]]. RagingStiffie as a result. Sam, obviously being controlled by a stronger force than himself at this point, asks Alyssa if he can [[BigDamnKiss kiss her.her]]. She agrees on the condition that they be JustFriends afterwards. All this stimulation swiftly causes him to ejaculate all over the shower. Of course, awkward as this whole scene is for everyone involved, it does result in one of the movie's best funny moments when she immediately follows up her moment of {{squick}} amused disgust with "You're cleaning that up.scrubbing down the shower."
* ShowerOfLove: Sam inadvertently [[ShowerOfAwkward inadvertently]] ends up in one of these with [[LoveInterest his crush]], Alyssa, but it goes no further than the two of them kissing before it [[JizzedInMyPants abruptly ends in awkwardness]].awkwardness]]. They do, however, end up with a RelationshipUpgrade from there on out.


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* YourDaysAreNumbered: When George gets his terminal cancer diagnosis. It spurs him to put all his remaining time and effort into building a new house to replace the one his abusive father left him.


* InformedPoverty: A weird example in that George is a middle-aged architect who lives in a run-down house, and the movie takes place in a supposedly middle-class neighborhood. The problem is that the "run-down house" is on the edge of a cliff with a view of the ocean; that kind of real estate anywhere in California would be obscenely valuable.
* JizzedInMyPants: Alyssa, the girl that Sam has a crush on, decides at one poitn to join him in the shower, and he (understandably) gets a raging hard on. Sam, obviously being controlled by a stronger force than himself at this point, asks her if he can kiss her. She agrees on the condition that they be JustFriends afterwards. All this stimulation causes him to jizz all over the shower. Of course, weird as this whole scene is for everyone involved, it does result in one of the movie's best funny moments when she replies with, "You're cleaning that up."

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* InformedPoverty: A weird example in that George is a middle-aged architect who lives in a run-down house, and the movie takes place in a supposedly middle-class neighborhood. The problem is that the "run-down house" is on the edge of a cliff with a view of the ocean; that kind of real estate anywhere ''anywhere'' in California would be obscenely valuable.
valuable.[[note]]It is, however, a house and property that George inherited from his own parents, which may have been more affordable for them to purchase in their era than it would be to him. And George has probably been spending all that he can on property taxes and maintenance to stay in such a prime location.[[/note]]
* JizzedInMyPants: Alyssa, the girl that [[LoveInterest Sam has a crush on, on]], decides at one poitn point to join him Sam in the shower, which he is borrowing the use of since his and he (understandably) George's new house is still largely incomplete. Sam, rather understandably, promptly gets a [[RagingStiffie raging hard on. hard-on]]. Sam, obviously being controlled by a stronger force than himself at this point, asks her Alyssa if he can kiss her. She agrees on the condition that they be JustFriends afterwards. All this stimulation swiftly causes him to jizz ejaculate all over the shower. Of course, weird awkward as this whole scene is for everyone involved, it does result in one of the movie's best funny moments when she replies with, immediately follows up her moment of {{squick}} with "You're cleaning that up." "
* ShowerOfLove: Sam inadvertently ends up in one of these with [[LoveInterest his crush]], Alyssa, but it goes no further than the two of them kissing before it [[JizzedInMyPants abruptly ends in awkwardness]].

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->''"I always thought of myself as a house. I was always what I lived in. It didn't need to be big; it didn't need to be beautiful; it just needed to be mine. I became what I was meant to be. I built myself a life... I built myself a house."''
-->-- '''George Monroe'''

''Life as a House'' is a 2001 American drama film produced and directed by Irwin Winkler with a screenplay by Mark Andrus.

After being fired from his architectural model fabricator, George Monroe (Creator/KevinKline) discovers that he has advanced stage cancer and any treatment would be futile. George decides to demolish the home left to him by his father and spend his last days building a new house from the ground up, enlisting his son, Sam (Creator/HaydenChristensen) to whom he has not revealed his terminal condition, with whom he has a dysfunction relationship. In the meantime, George also reconnects with his ex-wife and Sam's mother, Robin (Creator/KristinScottThomas), who decides to assist as well. Also joining in the construction are various neighbors, including Alyssa (Creator/JenaMalone), Sam's classmate who lives next door with her mother Colleen (Creator/MarySteenburgen); and local policeman and George's childhood friend Kurt Walker (Creator/ScottBakula).
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!!This film features examples of:
* AbusiveParents: George recounts that his father was abusive to him and his mother, and it's the reason for him to tear down the house he left him. He also makes a point to treat his son Sam differently, despite his unruly behavior.
-->'''George:''' I put a gun to my father's head once. Ever think like that? He was passed out. Had just been yelling at my mom over nothing. Under-cooked meat. I went to my room, I held the barrel right up to his ear, and then I chickened out again. Of course it was a BB gun but still it would have hurt like hell.
* EroticAsphyxiation: Sam mentions having dabbled in this.
-->'''Sam:''' Do you have any idea what it's like to jack off in an armoire?
* InformedPoverty: A weird example in that George is a middle-aged architect who lives in a run-down house, and the movie takes place in a supposedly middle-class neighborhood. The problem is that the "run-down house" is on the edge of a cliff with a view of the ocean; that kind of real estate anywhere in California would be obscenely valuable.
* JizzedInMyPants: Alyssa, the girl that Sam has a crush on, decides at one poitn to join him in the shower, and he (understandably) gets a raging hard on. Sam, obviously being controlled by a stronger force than himself at this point, asks her if he can kiss her. She agrees on the condition that they be JustFriends afterwards. All this stimulation causes him to jizz all over the shower. Of course, weird as this whole scene is for everyone involved, it does result in one of the movie's best funny moments when she replies with, "You're cleaning that up."
* WeAllDieSomeday: George muses on mortality when Sam discovers his terminal cancer.
-->'''Sam:''' You knew you were dying from the start?\\
'''George:''' We're all dying from the start. I just got moved to the head of the line.
* YoureCuteWhenYoureAngry: George finds a really sophisticated way to basically say that to his ex-wife Robin in so many words.
-->'''George:''' You're the most beautiful woman I have ever known.\\
'''Robin:''' ''[taken aback]'' What?!\\
'''George:''' Not just physically. Even your anger's perfect.
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