Architect Leo Waters' marriage is in trouble, his wife Julia unhappy. Their son Martin drops out of college; he's home, adrift and out of sorts with Leo. Daughter Christina has entered her mid-teens with a new body and new feelings. Enter Tonya Neely, a community organizer who lives in high-rise public housing Leo designed years' before. The residents want the projects razed; she comes to Leo asking him to sign her petition. He's put off; Julia supports Tonya. Martin goes to see for himself and begins a friendship with homo-erotic potential. In the meantime, Christina puts herself at risk seeking affirmation. High pitched emotions and high-rise apartments: what will collapse first?
Sometimes You Need to Tear Down to Build Up
26 April 2006 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $2,032,
3 December 2006, Limited Release
Gross USA: $12,644, 17 December 2006
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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According to Hayden Panettiere
, Christina Waters' first appearance in the movie was her favorite scene to film because - unlike Christina - she *always* feels confident and comfortable in a bathing suit. See more
Martin is wearing a Richard Nixon t-shirt during his first trip to the low income housing development. Upon his return to the projects to meet Shawn, Martin is seen entering the building's doorway wearing the same Nixon t-shirt; but when the two boys are shown on the roof of the building, Martin's t-shirt has changed to one of a solid color although he has not changed clothes. See more
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