Life as a House script
Synopsis: "Life as a House" is the poignant, often humorous journey of one man who decides to tear down his house -- and winds up rebuilding the world around him. From the day he picks up his sledgehammer, George Monroe embarks on a grand adventure that will shatter expectations and build a foundation for many different dreams among his family and neighbors.

We must not see exactly what they see, but out the window and

almost beyond view, a stream of urine arks out from George

Nelson's beach house bedroom, into the pacific ocean some

twenty-feet below. The piss stops. Colleen bangs her head

trying to get it back inside the house.

INT. WEBBER'S UPSTAIRS HALLWAY - MORNING

ROBIN WEBBER is George's ex-wife, still beautiful at forty.

She herds two boys, RYAN (8) and ADAM (7), down the hall.

ROBIN:

Run downstairs and give your dad a hug.

RYAN:

Why?

ROBIN:

He'll be gone for his birthday.

ADAM:

Can we have a party for him while he's

gone?

Robin stops and KNOCKS on a bedroom door.

ROBIN:

I hope you're showered and ready for

school!

A loud CRASH stops Ryan and Adam at the top of the stairs.

INT. SAM'S ROOM - MORNING

Robin rushes in and glances around the room for her son.

ROBIN:

Sam?!

INT. SAM'S WEBBER'S CLOSET - MORNING

The closet pole and a long line of clothes have been felled

by Sam's dangerous whack-off technique; he's on the floor

with the robe tie still around his neck and a pile of shirts

sprawled over him. The song continues: '...come out come

out, wherever you are, would you do it all over right from

the start, and what you wish for won't come true, you aren't

surprised to love, are you?'

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Mark Andrus

Mark Andrus, born December 13, 1955 in Los Angeles, is an American screenwriter. more…

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