Life as a House

Life as a House (2001)

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Continuity mistake: During the sunscreen scene, Sam has a spot of sunscreen on his left cheek that appears and disappears between shots.

Continuity mistake: When George is talking to two elderly neighbors there is a mailman in the background dropping off a letter in a mailbox. A fraction of a second later he is already walking in the middle of the road. (00:32:50)


Factual error: In the beginning of the film with Coleen after George gets up, also in several other "morning" shots, the sun is always shown near the horizon or reflecting off the ocean. On the west coast this would make this the evening.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sam and George are tearing down the shack together for the first time, we see the wall of the house completely intact, then one shot later, the entire bottom quarter of it is gone with only one light hit of a sledgehammer.

Continuity mistake: When George talks to Coleen before he leaves for work he is clean-shaven. When he arrives at his workplace he is rather stubbly. (00:07:35)


Continuity mistake: In the scene where the nurse is touching George's face, she touches him with one hand while holding a bowl of food in the other. In the next shot, the hands are reversed.

Continuity mistake: When Pizza is brought for lunch the boxes switch back and forth on the table in front of George while he speaks with his wife. (00:37:50)

Continuity mistake: When Georges takes a seat at his boss's office he hangs his jacket over the back of the chair. After he sits down he picks up the jacket again from somewhere in front of the desk where he didn't put it before. (00:12:10)


Continuity mistake: When George is crushing the models at his former workplace the secretary asks him to see his boss. He reaches out for the model he wants to keep. In the next shot you see that he isn't picking up the model at the side he was reaching for. (00:16:20)


Revealing mistake: When Josh calls Sam on his cell phone you can see on the phone "No Service", right before he dials the 555 number.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Josh falls off the roof of the house being built, the fall takes place around the middle of the day, based on the shadows. Yet when the ambulance takes him away, the sun has almost set. (01:32:50)

Revealing mistake: When Sam tries to preform auto-erotic asphyxiation (when he tries to "hang" himself) on himself in the closet and the rod breaks the falling pieces are cleanly cut and not broken. (00:03:45)


Continuity mistake: When Illisa is staring out the window, and her mom goes up to find her it takes no time to go from outside to the top floor. (00:02:40)

Alyssa: I'm gonna go to bed.
Colleen: Has he eaten anything at all?
Alyssa: No.
Colleen: I'd be more comfortable if he slept in the guest room.
Alyssa: Well, I'd be more comfortable if you hadn't slept with Josh. George would be more comfortable if he wasn't dying.

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Trivia: Hayden Christensen didn't like wearing the heavy makeup and jewelry required for this movie. He complained that he was made to dress as adults saw goth teenagers and not as they actually were, which is why his character is so overly made-up, especially toward the beginning.

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Question: I've seen this movie a couple of times, but I still don't get the deal with the man in the car that Sam goes to at night. What was he going to do?

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