House Arrest

House Arrest

Harry Winer (1996)

PG Certificate


Our Score
This odd but surprisingly watchable comedy takes a fresh look at the impact of marital discord. Worried that their parents are about to get a divorce, Kyle Howard and Amy Sakasitz decide drastic action is required. So they lock them in the basement, together with their friend's bickering mum and dad. Pretty soon other pupils are queueing up for their unique marriage guidance programme. The performances of both adults and youngsters are uniformly strong and, despite the occasional invasion of sentimentality, this makes for thoughtful entertainment.


A concerned teenager locks his feuding parents in the cellar, hoping confinement will force them to resolve their problems - but his unruly friends are soon copying the idea for mischievous reasons of their own, leaving them with a basement full of grown-ups and no one to stop their fun. Comedy, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Pollak, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Kyle Howard.

Cast & Crew

Janet Beindorf Jamie Lee Curtis
Ned Beindorf Kevin Pollak
Grover Beindorf Kyle Howard
TJ Krupp Russel Harper
Stacy Beindorf Amy Sakasitz
Matt Finley Mooky Arizona
Louise Finley Caroline Aaron
Jimmy Alex Seitz
Teddy Josh Wolford
Vic Finley Wallace Shawn
Brooke Figler Jennifer Love Hewitt
Cindy Figler Jennifer Tilly
Director Harry Winer
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Entertainment Film Dists LtdGuidance: Contains some swearing. Available on: video