A Lion in the House
A Lion in the House (2006)

Five young people battle incurable disease as their families deal with their physical and emotional struggles in this powerful documentary from filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert. A Lion in the House was largely filmed on Ward 5A… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 23, 2008
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Rob Nelson
Village Voice

Even after four hours, we're left wanting to know a lot more--and with the sense that this desire may itself be one of those human strategies to cope with the overwhelming power of a most enigmatic and undiscriminating villain.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

A heart-render and a hankie-drencher, it's a film of quiet, almost incalculable power.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

I'm recommending the movie because it must be regarded as an extraordinary expression of will, endurance and fortitude.

Scott Foundas
Variety

An astonishing four-hour documentary that takes on a very difficult subject -- children with cancer -- and renders it with unflinching intimacy, uncommon compassion and, above all, a profound respect for the eternal enigma that is the human body.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

How often do life's epic dimensions really get their due in documentary, let alone feature film?

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

real and raw

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