Our House

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  • NR
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 7.3  (423)

Our House is a heartwarming drama film starring Doris Roberts, Judy Reyes, and Ellen Geer that explores connections between generations, the importance of family, and the power of love during difficult times. Directed by Mark Griffiths, this movie is an adaptation of the hit TV series of the same name. Our House tells the story of the Witherspoon family, which includes their aging matriarch Ethel (Doris Roberts), her son Jesse (Edward Herrmann), his spouse Randi (Judy Reyes), and their two children, Molly (Juliana Harkavy) and Ethan (Steven Christopher Parker). When Jesse suddenly dies in a car accident, the family is left heartbroken and shattered. Ethel now faces the daunting task of overseeing the children and trying to keep the household together.

Ethel is initially apprehensive about accepting the new roles thrust upon her. She is a strong-willed woman who has always been fiercely independent and struggles to adapt to her new life. However, to her surprise, she quickly bonds with the children, becoming a firm yet loving guide to help them through their grief.

Molly, the older sibling, is struggling to cope with the loss of her father. She is angry, disengaged, and rebellious towards Ethel, who she sees as an outsider invading her personal space. However, Ethel makes a concerted effort, showing Molly love through her actions instead of empty words, slowly breaking down the walls between them. Ethan, the younger child, is more receptive to Ethel’s love and uses it to heal his own pain.

Randi, Jesse's spouse, is also grappling with the loss of her husband, grieving deeply and initially reluctant to let Ethel into their lives. However, as she sees the positive impact that Ethel is having on the family, Randi begins to soften, and they form a deep connection.

As the movie progresses, the family bravely soldiers through many obstacles that test their newfound connections. They face financial difficulties, hostile relatives, and health concerns, and Ethel must adapt to her new life as the main caregiver. The film highlights how family can come together to support one another, utilizing their inherent strengths and unique perspectives to navigate the toughest of times.

The performances of the cast are excellent, creating a poignant and authentic portrayal of a modern-day family. Doris Roberts, as the aging matriarch, delivers a powerful performance as a strong-willed woman who uses her love and unpredictable sense of humor to overcome challenges. Judy Reyes's portrayal of Randi is touching and authentic, showcasing the ups and downs of grief in a realistic way. Juliana Harkavy, as Molly, delivers a standout performance as a teenager coping with the loss of her father and the changes in her life. Steven Christopher Parker, as Ethan, also gives a nuanced and heartfelt portrayal of a young boy trying to make sense of the world around him.

Overall, Our House is an inspiring and uplifting film about love, hope and finding strength in each other during difficult times. The movie’s tender portrayal of family dynamics and relationships is sure to leave viewers feeling heartfelt and reflective long after the credits roll.

Our House is a 2006 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3.

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    1 hr 28 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (423)