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  • Summary: A comical and touching story of a man looking back at his childhood in 1970s Greenwich Village. Vividly capturing the spirit of youth in all its joy and heartbreak, House of D examines with humor and pathos a boy's harrowing coming of age and the manner in which it defines his adulthood.A comical and touching story of a man looking back at his childhood in 1970s Greenwich Village. Vividly capturing the spirit of youth in all its joy and heartbreak, House of D examines with humor and pathos a boy's harrowing coming of age and the manner in which it defines his adulthood. (Lions Gate Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 31
  2. Negative: 14 out of 31
  1. A film that takes a steadfastly gentle look at some of life's harshest moments while not overlooking its joys, House of D deserves a chance to find an audience.
  2. 50
    The film looks and feels authentic, but Duchovny has powered his undeniably personal journey with a counterfeit heart.
  3. 50
    David Duchovny’s debut as a writer-director puts little flesh on the bones of the roguish tricks he got up to as a lad in Greenwich Village in the 1970s.
  4. 40
    Forgettable coming-of-age story.
  5. 38
    That someone as smart as Duchovny would get bogged down in such predictable treacle is a mystery worthy of investigation by Scully and Mulder.
  6. 38
    House of D, is like the kind of sticky greeting card you'd find on CBS some Sunday nights.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. camdenl
    Oct 9, 2005
    7
    David duchovney is impressive as a writer/director, but his acting holds this film back.
  2. PatC.
    Nov 20, 2006
    4
    A good story, perhaps a very good story, but poorly told, perhaps very poorly told.
  3. billc.
    Oct 28, 2005
    3
    Even giving it a three is generous. I wanted to like this, the talent is there, the basic story could make a good film.It's just told in Even giving it a three is generous. I wanted to like this, the talent is there, the basic story could make a good film.It's just told in a matter that is slow,dis-jointed and uninteresting. Expand

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