Housekeeping

BBB

(out of 5)


Another unassuming comedy-drama by Bill Forsyth. Two teenaged girls (excellent performances by  and ) are left without a home when they lose both their parents, leading them to live with their only living relative, an eccentric aunt () whom they’ve never known very well. Set in the 1950s, the film shows us the girls’ experiences as they get to know this delightfully odd woman who has her own ideas of how to keep house and be a good hostess. Lahti is marvelous in the lead role, but Forsyth’s style was better suited to his British films and seems a bit too obscure for an American production.


Columbia Pictures Corporation

USA, 1987

Directed by

Screenplay by Bill Forsyth, based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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