House Of D

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In his directorial debut, David Duchovny delivers a classic coming-of-age tale. To reconcile with his 13-year-old son and estranged wife, artist Tom Warshaw (Duchovny) revisits the life changing events of his own adolescence in New York City in 1973, when his best friends were Pappass (Robin Williams), a mentally challenged janitor, and Lady (Erykah Badu), a truth-dispensing detainee in the East Village's legendary Women's House of Detention.

Filled with laugh-out-load momentsias well as poignancy, House Of D is a warmhearted andiwise film.


Studio Lions Gate
SKU 40723185
UPC 031398177654
UPC 14 00031398177654
Format DVD
Release Date 2/6/2007
Rating Rating
Theatrical Release
Women In Prison
Editors Note
Note David Duchovny makes his feature-film debut as a writer-director in the very funny, very poignant HOUSE OF D. Living in Paris, Tom Warshaw (Duchovny) is an American expatriate who feels it is time to tell his wife and son the truth about what happened when he was a kid. The action then shifts to Greenwich Village in the 1970s, when young Tom (the remarkable Anton Yelchin) has recently lost his father and is trying to survive with his severely depressed mother (Duchovny's real-life wife, Tea Leoni). His best friend is an older, mentally challenged man named Pappass (Robin Williams); the two of them deliver meat together, go to the movies, and see each other in school, where Pappass is the assistant janitor. As his mother's mental state deteriorates, Tom becomes friendly with Lady (Erykah Badu), an inmate at the Women's House of Detention on Tenth Street; they talk about life and love, but Tom can't see her, as she speaks with him from behind the window of her cell up high in solitary confinement. When Tom starts falling for a rich girl, Melissa (Robin Williams's real-life daughter, Zelda Williams, in her feature-film debut), Pappass acts out, changing everything. Duchovny's film is both charming and moving, filled with believable characters caught in believable situations. The acting is uniformly excellent, as is the 1970s soundtrack, including songs by Van Morrison, the Allman Brothers Band, the James Gang, the Doobie Brothers, Stevie Wonder, and Elton John.
Los Angeles Times "[A] heartfelt coming of age story....A film that takes a steadfastly gentle look at some of life's harshest moments while not overlooking its joys..." 04/15/2005 p.E8
David Duchovny
Téa Leoni
Robin Williams
Anton Yelchin
Cast & Crew
Anton Yelchin - Actor
David Duchovny - Actor
David Duchovny - Director
David Duchovny - Writer
Geoff Zanelli - Original Music By
Lester Cohen - Production Designer
Michael Chapman - Cinematographer
Richard Barton Lewis, et. al. - Producer
Robin Williams - Actor
Suzy Elmiger - Editor
Tea Leoni - Actor
Zanne Devine, et. al. - Executive Producer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2005
Catalog ID 17765
UPC 00031398177654
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 97 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.78:1
ReviewSource San Francisco Examiner
Review If one could present an argument for imposing a moratorium on the quirk-laden, coming-of-age dramedy House of D, actor David Duchovny's big-screen writing and directing debut might fit that bill.This slice of preteen life aims for something darkishly life-embracing but instead delivers depressing mawkishness. Instead of emotional resonance, artificialness prevails.
Reviewer Anita Katz
ReviewRating 3
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Yes, I take notes during the movies. I can't always read them, but I persist in hoping that I can. During a movie like House of D, I jot down words I think might be useful in the review. Peering now at my 3x5 cards, I read sappy, inane, cornball, shameless and, my favorite, doofusoid. I sigh. The film has not even inspired interesting adjectives, except for the one I made up myself.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 3
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Digital Stereo, Commentary, Alternate Endings, Trailers, Deleted Scenes, Featurettes, English, Spanish Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Williams,Robin
Label Artisan Entertainment
Video Format DVD
Bill Bregoli, Westwood One A heartfelt gem of a movie! The performances are perfect.
Rex Reed, The New York Observer A pure joy.

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