Housekeeping (1987)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 1987
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The most impressive thing about this haunting fable is Forsyth's fluidity and grace as a storyteller.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Explores the challenging relationship between two sisters and their eccentric aunt who marches to the beat of her own drummer.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's beautifully played out as a proverbial fable that leaves a lasting impression.

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Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Haunting and one-of-a-kind, with a knockout Lahti performance.

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Walter M.
"And there was an end to housekeeping." (Sorry. I just love that quote.) There are rare films that I like to watch over and over again which… More