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The House of Tomorrow (2017)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 20 June 2019 (South Korea)
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The film tells futurist, architect, and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller's incredible story through two teens hoping to get laid, become punk gods, and survive high school.

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Peter Livolsi

Writers:

Peter Bognanni (based upon the novel by), Peter Livolsi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Asa Butterfield ... Sebastian Prendergast
Alex Wolff ... Jared Whitcomb
Nick Offerman ... Alan Whitcomb
Ellen Burstyn ... Josephine Prendergast
Fred Armisen ... Tour Video Narrator (voice)
Maude Apatow ... Meredith Whitcomb
Debbie Aderinkomi Debbie Aderinkomi ... St. Peder's Church Youth Group
Emmylou Barden ... St. Peder's Church Youth Group
Halle Chambers Halle Chambers ... St. Peder's Church Youth Group
David Krug David Krug ... St. Peder's Church Youth Group
Edduar Peralta Carmen Edduar Peralta Carmen ... St. Peder's Church Youth Group (as Edduar Peralta)
Tyra Ramsey Tyra Ramsey ... St. Peder's Church Youth Group
Jack Reinhardt Jack Reinhardt ... St. Peder's Church Youth Group
Jack Tholen Jack Tholen ... St. Peder's Church Youth Group
Jaylene Yang Jaylene Yang ... St. Peder's Church Youth Group
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Storyline

Sebastian Prendergast lives in a dated tourist spot called the House of Tomorrow with his grandmother Josephine. Sebastian longs to leave his isolated existence which quickly changes when he meets Jared Whitcomb, a young up and coming punk rocker with a heart condition, and his sister Meredith. Inspired to rebel, Sebastian decides to pick up a guitar and join Jared in becoming a punk rock group.

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Make Your Own Future

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2019 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Дом завтрашнего дня See more »

Filming Locations:

North Branch, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$35,821
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ellen Burstyn owned the footage of her and Buckminster Fuller together in the car and sailing, that is seen in the film. When the director wanted to cast Burstyn, he had no idea they had met in real life. See more »

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The movie takes place in North Branch, MN. Yet when Sebastian is biking to Jared's house, the water tower for St. Michael is in the background. North Branch is 68 miles Northeast of St Michael. See more »

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Written by Jake Burns & Don Ogilvie (as Gordon Archer Ogilvie)
Performed by Stiff Little Fingers
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Extraordinary story of teens and rebellion!
14 June 2018 | by albfccSee all my reviews

THE HOUSE Of TOMORROW (2017) 9 out of 10 Albert Stars

Worth seeing! This movie gets your attention and holds it via strengths of good acting and directing, rounded character development, an excellent script, and a fine story arc. It is not really about Buckminster Fuller's architecture, although that figures symbolically as the geodesic dome house-museum in which Ellen Burstyn and her charge live.

Instead, this tale is about two adolescents, one sheltered and played with great restraint and sensitivity by Asa Butterfield; and the other a rebellious, aspiring punk rocker played by Alex Wolff. The sheltered teen is zealously guarded by his granny, played superbly by Ellen Burstyn.

There is a good deal more to the story and many amusements and hijinx. But the main theme is caring - and is it is finely interpreted by the teens and the parental figures. Well done! Only available in selected theaters and via DVD


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