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Housekeeping (1987)

US 117m, Colour
Director: Bill Forsyth; Cast: Christine Lahti, Sara Walker, Andrea Burchill

housekeepingA dark family drama based on Marilynne Robinson’s 1980 novel of the same name, Housekeeping is the story of two orphaned girls who drift apart while under the care of their aunt who suffers from an apparent mental disorder. Quite inappropriately, this unlikable film relies on the aunt’s “eccentric” behavior as comic relief in what is otherwise a frightening story filled with sad and lonely characters (Klaus Ming September 2016).


2 comments on “Housekeeping (1987)

  1. SJHoneywell

    You disliked this about as much as I did. I found it essentially hateful.

    • Klaus

      Yeah, perhaps a little more – Especially after watching the original trailer which made out the aunt to be a Mary Poppins sort of character. Few movies make me angry – this one did.

      This is one that should not have been included on the 1001 list.

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