99 Homes

99 Homes

Streaming Video - 2015
Average Rating:
26
3
1
Rate this:
A timely thriller about a single father who is evicted from his home and his only chance to win it back is to go to work for the charismatic and ruthless businessman who evicted him in the first place.
Publisher: [United States] : Broad Green Pictures : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Branch Call Number: STREAMING VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 112 min.)) : sd., col

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

p
PearlyKayAm1
Apr 18, 2017

Quietly compelling, intense, disturbing portrayal of desperate people being forced to their breaking point.

f
firefly5
Feb 03, 2017

This did not interest me.

r
richmole
Jan 16, 2017

One of the best movies I've seen in a long time.
Great writing (ironic, fascinating how the "facts" are translated dramatically)
Great performances--both leads are terrific.
Timely. This is no "let's pretend" fantasy; this drama I suspect was based on a lot of factual circumstances...only makes it more powerful than it otherwise would have been.

Finally: cost 8 million dollars to make this movie. Box-office: less than $2 million.

The "truth"--even in a fictional drama--really hurts.

j
JackamoJames
Dec 12, 2016

Michael Shannon has been a best kept secret for a number of years and is destined to be recognized very soon. The movie itself is quite intriguing as it delves into the greed of those who prey on peoples lives and misfortunes. A lot of nastiness in a well acted and written script. Recommend highly for anyone who has had bank or real estate misfortunes...guess thats most of us..lol

r
re_discover
Oct 01, 2016

Although the film deals with very interesting and very pertinent subject matter, it is missing a lot of character development.

c
COURIER3
Sep 20, 2016

Very disturbing movie about the housing debacle. Was shocked at the fraud and how millions were made on others misfortune.The scams by realtors against the government mortgage entities was disturbing. I had not heard of the "cash for keys". I guess $3,500 with foreclosure at hand was the better option. My thanks to patrons who had reviewed this on dashboard. I was in mortgage lending for 13 years in the 70's and 80's and we never made sub prime loans. Every one had to qualify with thorough verification of debts, down payment and income.

t
tauseef365
Sep 13, 2016

I don't watch horror movies because I can't suspend disbelief long enough.
This is my idea of real horror: a monster appears, gets internalized by an unassuming victim, then you realize who the real monster is.
If you don't know the difference between lending and predatory lending, this film may have you thinking that people deserve to get kicked out of their homes because they don't pay their bills. Watch with the commentary track to learn more.

u
uncommonreader
Sep 12, 2016

A thoroughly American film about the impact of the financial crisis on homeowners. Unfortunately, the focus is on the individuals who repossess the homes, not on the bankers whose greed created the situation.

Excellent choice if you're an Andrew Garfield (THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) or Michael Shannon (General Zod in the SUPERMAN movies) fan. The story is about the repossessed homes industry in Orlando. It is not for the faint of heart. If you are in the mood to see what a truly brutal society we have concocted for ourselves, check out 99 HOMES.

l
lukasevansherman
Jul 26, 2016

"America doesn't bail out losers."
Intense and bleak film about the housing crisis set in Florida. Andrew Garfield plays a man who loses his family home and finds himself working for a ruthless real estate agent (Michael Shannon) to make some money. It's less the macro approach to the economic crisis than "The Big Short" or "Inside Job" and more focused on the struggles of the individual. Shannon is excellent as the merciless real estate agent using the crisis as an opportunity to make lots of money. Garfield is good, but has a less interesting role to play. Laura Dern plays his mom. This one flew under the radar, but is well worth checking out.

View All Comments

Quotes

Add a Quote

j
jimg2000
Mar 30, 2016

To avoid spoilers, suggest to read after the film:
Carver: Like I said, don't get emotional about real estate, Nash. They're boxes. You listening? Big boxes, small boxes. What matters is how many you got.
===
-The court decided my case in 60 seconds flat. Nobody checked the file index. Fact. No proof of publication filed. Fact. Nobody looked at the cancelled cheques to prove bank payment. Fact. The judge, he wasn't up for re-election. He wasn't beholden to anybody in this county. 60 seconds for a lifetime and this is my home. ... Look up there. Look up there! You see that? That is the sun and it is shining. Nobody is gonna tell me it is night when it is day. And God Almighty could come down here and tell me it's night and I would know that it's day, because I know what I know. And nobody is gonna tell me the sun isn't shining. Nobody.

j
jimg2000
Mar 30, 2016

Carver: Up until three years ago I was a regular old real-estate agent. Putting people in homes, speculating on property, that was my job. Now, in 2006 Robert and Julia Tanner borrowed $30,000 to put an enclosed patio on their home that they had somehow managed to live without for 25 years. Why don't you ask them about that when they're spitting in your face while you walk 'em to the kerb? Why don't you ask the bank what they were thinking giving them an adjustable-rate mortgage? Then you can go to the government and ask why they lifted every regulation and sat there like a retarded stepchild. You, Tanner, the banks, Washington, every other homeowner and investor from here to China turned my life into evictions. I'm not an aristocrat. I wasn't born into this. ...

j
jimg2000
Mar 30, 2016

To avoid spoilers, suggest to read after the film:
Dennis: They told me not to pay. And that's why I'm behind. They told me not to pay.
Judge: While I sympathize with your situation. I have 40,000 cases like this backed up behind yours. Final judgment granted. I'm ordering you to vacate the premises.
Dennis: That's my family home, Your Honor. I was born and raised in that home. He was born and raised there too. He's my son, Connor. ...
===
Carver: Don't be soft. Do you think America give a flying rats ass about you or me? America doesn't bail out the losers. America was built by bailing out winners. By rigging a nation of the winners, for the winners, by the winners. You go to church, Nash? You go to church?
Dennis: Sure.
Carver: Only one in 100 is gonna get on that ark, son. And every other poor soul's gonna drown. I'm not gonna drown.

Summary

Add a Summary

j
john_doh17
Nov 05, 2015

Set in Florida, the film follows single father Dennis Nash (Garfield) and his family as they are evicted from their home by businessman Rick Carver (Shannon), forcing Nash to help Carver in evicting people out of their homes in exchange for their own home.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at KCLS

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top