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House Broken (2010)

R | | Comedy | 7 July 2011 (Israel)
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In order to enjoy his retirement, a father takes drastic measures to get his twentysomething, slacker sons to move out and fend for themselves.

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Sam Harper

Writers:

Sam Harper (screenplay), Meredith Preston (earlier screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny DeVito ... Tom Cathkart
Katey Sagal ... Mary Cathkart
Skyler Stone ... Quinn Cathkart
Ryan Hansen ... Elliot Cathkart
Caitlin Crosby ... Sarah Stanton
Brie Larson ... Suzy Decker
Matthew Glave ... Hector
Thomas F. Wilson ... Fire Chief Henry Decker (as Tom Wilson)
Winter Jones ... Gilroy (as Tony Yalda)
Adam Herschman ... Shirtless Boy
Parvesh Cheena ... Zerban
Michael Bofshever ... Husband Camper
Corryn Cummins Corryn Cummins ... Wife Camper
Kiernan Shipka ... Daughter Camper
Nick Nervies Nick Nervies ... Brando
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Cathcart retires from the fire department and wants to live alone with his wife, which means he has to get his two sons, Quinn and Elliot, who are approaching 30, to move. They are unemployed slackers; their mom does everything for them. Cathcart takes her camping while leaving the boys a house without food, money, or electricity. Will the lads get the message, find jobs, and move out, or will they cling to life at mom and pop's at all costs? They take in boarders, who may be their salvation. Meanwhile, mom wants to come home and continue babying her sons. Can the house survive? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for crude and sexual content and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The cabin that Tom takes Mary to, was also used as Piney's cabin in "Son's of Anarchy" a show that Katey Sagal starred in. See more »

Crazy Credits

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Guilty Pleasure
19 February 2011 | by beresfordjdSee all my reviews

Now I have to admit that this is a lousy movie with a lousy concept. I am typing as I watch this. The awful thing is I am finding it reasonably funny. Now not Blazing Saddles funny but amusing in a really dumb sort of way. Danny De Vito has made so much better films than this and he is the best thing in it, even though he does not appear much. The guys who play the sons in this(I cannot even be bothered to find out who they are) do an OK job but only OK not great. The guys who play their friends cannot seriously be contemplating a film career based on this outing. The writing is poor and the direction is so-so. As I state in my summary it is a guilty pleasure watching this and I feel like it is sucking the intelligence out of me. But I cannot stop watching it. Sue me or Kill me now!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 2011 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

No Place Like Home See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Capacity Pictures, Home See more »
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