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The old saying has it that a person's home is their castle, and this documentary takes a witty look at five unusual homes that have been designed to match the ideas and eccentricities of the people who own them. Ben Skora is a self-styled inventor who has tricked out his Illinois home with a variety of unusual gadgets, among them a nine-foot-tall robot. Linda Beach, an American actress who enjoyed a successful career in Japanese television, lives in a tree house in Hawaii that draws its power from a nearby waterfall. Bill Tragle's home is also close to the water, as the Louisiana… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Smith finds amusing juxtapositions that justify his exercise."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"I like this movie a lot. I like that Smith, he's not making fun of these people, he's not laughing at them."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Each of the subjects alternates between charming and creepy."
‑ Martin Scribbs, Low IQ Canadian
"Watching these eccentrics is both inspiring and pure joy."
‑ Chris Gore, Film Threat
""Home Movie" is a sweet treasure and something well worth your time."
‑ Steven Snyder, Zertinet Movies
"Mr. Smith makes us look afresh at our own digs and at, as the old saying goes, what makes a house a home."
‑ Jane Sumner, Dallas Morning News
"[Smith] simply celebrates the universal desire to fashion our homes for our needs and desires."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A true pleasure."
‑ Scott Von Doviak, culturevulture.net
""Home Movie" is the film equivalent of a lovingly rendered coffee table book."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"It feels like very light Errol Morris, focusing on eccentricity but failing, ultimately, to make something bigger out of its scrapbook of oddballs."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
"At just over an hour, Home Movie will leave you wanting more, not to mention leaving you with some laughs and a smile on your face."
‑ Mark Rahner, Seattle Times
"Smith is careful not to make fun of these curious owners of architectural oddities. Instead, he shows them the respect they are due."
‑ John Petrakis, Chicago Tribune
"A naturally funny film, Home Movie makes you crave Chris Smith's next movie."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"a documentary ditty that just barely sustains its 65 minute running time"
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Some people march to the beat of a different drum, and if you ever wondered what kind of houses those people live in, this documentary takes a look at 5 alternative housing options."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
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