House Arrest is a 1996 comedy film. The film was directed by Harry Winer who has directed other films but is more prolific as a television series director. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Pollak. The film boasts a very thorough supporting cast in Christopher McDonald, Wallace Shawn, Jennifer Tilly, and an up-and-coming Jennifer Love Hewitt.
House Arrest was released on August 14, 1996 and went on to gross just over $7 million at the box office. It was widely panned by critics, particularly Chicago critic Gene Siskel, who loathed the film and gave it zero stars out of 4.
House Arrest was shot at various locations in the U.S. states of California and Ohio. Monrovia, California was the location for several exterior house scenes while most interior shots were done at the CBS/Radford lot in Studio City, California. The story was set in Defiance, Ohio, although another town, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, actually doubled for it.
Grover Beindorf et sa jeune soeur Stacy, réalisent que leurs parents Janet et Ned, agissent puérilement quand ils décident de divorcer après 18 ans de mariage. Ils les enferment alors dans le sous-sol jusqu'à ce qu'ils résolvent leurs problèmes conjugaux. Leurs camarades d'école épatés par la situation, décident également de faire de même avec leurs parents respectifs ! Les ennuis ne font que commencer...