Release Date: December 08, 2006
Starring: Anthony LaPaglia, Viola
Davios, Isabella Rossellini,
and Hayden Panettiere
Runtime: 81 Minutes
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Director: Matt Tauber
Executive Producer: Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner
Producer: Declan Baldwin, Jason Kliot,
Danny Leiner, and Joana
Writer: Matt Tauber and David Greig
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Leo Waters (LaPaglia) is an architect who stands by his design: the design of his building, the design of his family, the design of his life. However, when an activist woman comes to petition him to destroy the housing project that he designed, and when his son comes home from college, Leo realizes that maybe the structure of his life is not as sound as it may seem.
Leo’s son has become disengaged and rebellious; his wife has become a manic-depressive who wants a divorce; and, his developing daughter has become his emotional crutch. The buildings he designed have become a hub for inner-city gang violence; and, his well-intentioned body of work has become an inner-city skeleton. Through all this, Leo realizes that he must confront the basic design problems in both his building and his family in order to construct a better life.
Drawing parallels between the stories of the building he designed and the family he has neglected, the story of THE ARCHITECT suffers from its own structural problems as well. The idea is sound and some of the actors give nice performances, but the story is choppy and most of the characters are underdeveloped.
The storytelling spends major time on minor elements of decoration while ignoring huge framework problems. Add to that an unbiblical, homosexual worldview with strong elements of humanism as well some disturbing moments of underage sensuality (even though it is not glamorized), THE ARCHITECT is an excessive movie for media-wise people of faith.
The story of THE ARCHITECT suffers from structural problems. The idea is sound and some of the actors give nice performances, but the story is choppy and most of the characters are underdeveloped. The movie also has an unbiblical, homosexual worldview with strong elements of humanism as well disturbing moments of young teenage sensuality.