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Inga (Academy award winner Marcia Gay Harden) is a poet. She wants to buy and restore a house she is drawn to that reminds her of her childhood home, but her distant husband Hermann (Michael Gaston) sees little value in it or many of the things Inga loves. Inga realizes that many things in her life are coming full circle.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Home is the engaging, darkly funny, surreal story of what happens when people who have thrived by keeping civilization at a safe distance suddenly find themselves pushed right back into its headlights."
‑ Janice Page, Boston Globe
"Though the cautionary symbolism is clear here, the committee-written film (there were five scribes including Meier), smartly keeps its message quotient in check."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"It's a unique work of disturbing character poetry, though it may be a little too disturbing."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Moving from the richly filled, quiet life of Marthe and her clan to the hell that the road brings, the story...has a unique arc and is a true family tragedy."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Eases down the road from an intimate family portrait to a disturbing environmental-disaster fable with a harrowing credibility that has more depth than most apocalypses."
‑ Nora Lee Mandel, Film-Forward.com
"What happens would not make sense in many households, but in this one, it represents a certain continuity, and confirms deep currents we sensed almost from the first."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Working with all-star DP Agnès Godard, Meier effectively communicates the sense of upended privacy."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Village Voice
"Darkly funny, haunting, and perhaps hopeful...there's a keen sense of absurdism (and in Agnès Godard's brilliant photography a sort of surrealist realism, if there is such a thing) in the circumstances. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"A surrealistic look at a family thrown onto the chopping block of modern technology."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"Filmmaker Meier takes a clever look at family life by placing the characters in a surreal location and then twisting things outrageously"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Gradually the movie turns into an ironic assault on the inconvenient nature of civilization's conveniences."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"The performers manage to overcome Meier's schematic framework-too "modern-day fairy tale" for its own good-though the director clearly knows which collaborators and elements to enlist for game-raising purposes."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"This suburban horror tale of a family's disintegration once modern life begins encroaching is reminiscent of such films as "The Cement Garden"..."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"This original but overlong fable about a family menaced by industrial progress captures fears about a planet out of control."
‑ Erica Abeel, Film Journal International
"It's a nightmare metaphor for the horrors of the modern world, but will seem like everyday reality to anyone living around Heathrow or any motorway."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
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