Housekeeping
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Housekeeping is the film in which Christine Lahti invites a guest into a living room half-submerged in water. This is hardly the oddest moment in this offbeat Bill Forsyth film (his first American production). When their mother commits suicide by driving into a lake, Idaho pre-teens Ruth Sara Walker and Lucille (Andrea Burchill) fall into the custody of their Aunt Sylvie (Lahti). This strange young woman has throughout her life made unconventionality a life form. The girls initially aren't sure what to make of their loopy guardian, but in time begin to respond differently to her. When… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's beautifully played out as a proverbial fable that leaves a lasting impression."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Haunting and one-of-a-kind, with a knockout Lahti performance."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"Explores the challenging relationship between two sisters and their eccentric aunt who marches to the beat of her own drummer."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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