In the House
In the House (2013)

A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 19, 2013
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Dark, tense, and wryly funny, In the House is brilliantly directed by François Ozon and features fine performances from its talented cast.

Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

In the House is a tour de force about two yarn-spinners -- Claude and Germain -- whose lives devolve into chaos.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

It's fiction about life that becomes fiction that might be life - and the viewer happily dives in.

Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This is an impressive film, even though it seems like a kind of psychological-dramatic experiment. It combines fantasy and reality in interesting ways, depicting imaginary events and realistic events with equal conviction.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

The film treats imagination-and talent-in certain hands as an almost mystical force.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The expected punch line... never materializes, so I guess this must be a drama after all.

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Jared Eisenstat
Film Comment Magazine

Satirizes the process of aesthetic creation and the damage it can inflict on the artist and those around him.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Ozon and the script move a little too far afield and hold on a bit too long as the film approaches its end. Still, "In the House" has enough trippy truth to it to grab your interest and shake your mind.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Savor In the House for its meta-exploration of adolescence, class resentment and suppressed desire, but don't expect much more.

Gerald Peary
Arts Fuse

In the House is sometimes ingenious, but all the main characters are cold, arrogant, and off-putting.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A smart and fascinating drama that ingeniously dissolves the barrier that separates fiction from reality as we witness a talented teenager using a curious ploy… More
Saskia D.
Did not leave an impression whatsoever. Ernst Umhauer's character annoyed the crap out of me. I saw it in the theater a couple of weeks ago, but I… More
'In the House'. A twisted, voyeuristic, and so, so meta take on manipulation and perception! Went a little too off the rails towards my end and… More
Walter M.
Germain(Fabrice Luchini) is a high school literature teacher who despite the new uniforms, has little hope for his students. That changes when he reads an… More
xGary Xx
A bored teacher encourages a promising young student to write a story that results in him insinuating himself into the life of a middle class classmate for… More
The Movie Waffler
At the ironically titled 'Lycee Gustave Flaubert' high school, frustrated teacher Germain (Luchini) bemoans the lack of talent, or indeed interest,… More