Housekeeping
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DVD HOUSEKE
  
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DVD, Videorecording, Projected Medium, Visual Materials
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Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2011.
Description:
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  
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MPAA rating: PG. OFRB rating: F; for a mature theme.
Summary:
"Writer/director Bill Forsyth (Comfort and Joy, Being Human) brings to life this tale, set in the 1950s and based on a novel by Marilynne Robinson, which is neither a sentimental nor simple exploration of familial and emotional bonds. Ruth (Sara Walker) and Lucille (Andrea Burchill) are two young sisters who are abandoned by their mother and raised by a succession of aged relatives, until their unconventional aunt Sylvie (Christine Lahti, Running on Empty) arrives like a breath of fresh air. Sylvie has been living on the road for many years, and her life is detached from the norms of the community; she returns home to bittersweet memories and the town's harsh scrutiny. The girls are thrilled to have a charming young role model and Sylvie's new responsibilities offer her a chance for real love, sharing a home, and a sense of family -- all things she has not felt for a long time. Eventually, as Ruth and Lucille's perceptions of Sylvie change, the two girls develop vastly different ways of relating to this eccentric, original woman"--Container.
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Based on the novel Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.
Special features, languages and subtitles may vary.
Director of photography, Michael Coulter ; editor, Michael Ellis ; music, Michael Gibbs.
Christine Lahti, Sara Walker, Andrea Burchill, Anne Pitoniak, Barbara Reese.
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