Producer/Director Irwin Winkler (At First Sight; The Net) was drawn to the idea of making a movie about a man trapped in today’s fast-paced life, who chooses to escape and rebuild a life. Mark Andrus (co-screenwriter for As Good as it Gets) suggested to Winkler the rebuilding of a house as both the organizing plot and metaphor of the film. Life as a House is a result of Winkler and Andrus’ collaboration. When George (Kevin Kline) learns that he has only months to live, he decides to use that time to build a house.
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