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as Mr. French
as Mrs. Jardine
as Mrs. Paterson
as Mrs. Walker
as Deputy Sheriff
as Mr. Wallace
as Stunt Player
Critic Reviews for Housekeeping
The most impressive thing about this haunting fable is Forsyth's fluidity and grace as a storyteller.
It's beautifully played out as a proverbial fable that leaves a lasting impression.
Haunting and one-of-a-kind, with a knockout Lahti performance.
Audience Reviews for Housekeeping
★★★ (out of four) Christine Lahti shines in this solid and sadly overlooked little movie. It provides us with some much need originality and that is most a good thing. It does stray in to overly strained quirkiness at times, however. Two preteen girls growing up in Idaho live with their grandmother since their mother has passed away. When their grandmother also dies they are then watched over by their wacky aunt Sylvie (Lahti). Embarassed by their aunt, one of the girls moves oin with another family. The other grows closer to Sylvie. A road trip follows and the strange adventure grows. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/Zeppo1/Housekeeping_zps2f1c3dc4.jpg[/IMG]
(****): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] A very strange and intriguing coming-of-age/family drama. Well worth seeking out.
Sara Walker and Christine Lahti have pretty decent chemistry, but I thought the sisters, when on screen together, were reading off cue cards or something. Was this intentional to try and illustrate the growing rift betwixt the two? Because it just looked like they were bad actors. Didn't expect Mike Hamar (Wayne Robson) to show up, that was a nice surprise. The story is great.
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