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Housekeeping Movie Review Summary

Actors: Christine Lahti, Sara Walker, Andrea Burchill

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Set in Washington State Post World War II, the movie opens with the mother of two fragile teenage girls committing suicide. Christine Lahatti, the girl's eccentric aunt shows up to care for them. She is unconventional, and the town recognizes that some of her actions seem insane. The more practical of the two girls goes to live with her teacher. The odder sister ends up becoming more and more like the odd aunt as the movie moves to its dream-like ending.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Sherrie Mills



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Aunt

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths

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