The House of Tomorrow

Director: Peter Livolsi
Year Released: 2017
Rating: 1.0

Sebastian (Asa Butterfield), who lives with his truly odd grandmother (Ellen Burstyn) in a home designed by R. Buckminster Fuller - they give tours of the place to promote the architect's work - has a chance meeting with snarling Jared (Alex Wolff), the recipient of a heart transplant, who really wants to be a punk rocker and together they form a band called "The Rash" (sounds catchy). The 'message,' about being true to yourself and exploring the world, couldn't be more canned, and the movie milks Burstyn and Wolff's medical ailments for 'drama' (she has a stroke; he forgets to take his pills, has 'an attack,' and has to go to the hospital). It concludes by conveying that Fuller, in his own way, was a punk (!) ... and that stealing alcohol from your parents is easy when they're going through a divorce.