Tagline: "The Coopers' house has a mind of its own."
Reasons they need to see it: This crazy movie in which a house actually comes alive deals with a lot of relevant teen issues. Ben's mother has passed away, and he takes on a role as caretaker of the family, leaving him no time to be a kid himself. After their house, Pat, goes nuts and traps them inside, Ben realizes that he can't replace his mother with a house, and Ben's father realizes he needs to make more of an attempt to be there for his family — for if he had been around more, Ben wouldn't have felt the need to enter a competition to win a "Smart House" in the first place. This is a good one for both parents and their kiddos to watch together.