Housekeeping Movie Review 1987

Information and Film Reviews for Housekeeping the Movie

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A quiet but bizarre comedy by Forsyth (his first American film). A pair of orphaned sisters are cared for by their newly arrived eccentric, free-spirited aunt in a small and small-minded community in Oregon in the 1950s. Conventional townspeople attempt to intervene, but the sisters' relationship with their offbeat aunt has become strong enough to withstand the coercion of the townspeople. May move too slowly for some viewers. Based on novel by Marilynne Robinson.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS
Running time 117 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews, Period Piece: 1950s, Family Reunions
Bill Forsyth
Christine Lahti, Sarah Walker, Andrea Burchill
Michael Coulter
Bill Forsyth
Michael Gibbs
Robert F. Colesberry

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