|aHousekeeping|h[videorecording] /|cColumbia Pictures presents ; screenplay by Bill Forsyth ; produced by Robert F. Colesberry ; directed by Bill Forsyth.
|aCulver City, Calif. :|bSony Pictures Home Entertainment,|cc2011.
|a1 videodisc (117 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aBased on the novel Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson.
|aOriginally released as a motion picture in 1987.
|aDirector of photography, Michael Coulter ; editor, Michael Ellis ; music, Michael Gibbs.
|aChristine Lahti, Sara Walker, Andrea Burchill, Anne Pitoniak, Barbara Reese.
|a"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.
|aMPAA rating: PG.|a OFRB rating: F; for a mature theme.
|aRobinson, Marilynne|vFilm adaptations.
|aEccentrics and eccentricities|zNorthwest, Pacific|vDrama.