Housekeeping Poster

Release Date: November 25th, 1987

PG|1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary
Lucille (Andrea Burchill) and Ruth (Sara Walker) come to live with their off-the-wall Aunt Sylvie (Christine Lahti) after their mother kills herself. From sleeping on park benches to methodically stacking tin cans into pyramids, Sylvie's quirks are at first hard to get used to. While Ruth eventually grows fond of the woman's irrepressible spirit, Lucille starts to resent her aunt's behavior -- especially when it brands them as outcasts among their small town's perplexed residents.

Cast: Christine Lahti, Sara Walker, Andrea Burchill, Anne Pitoniak, Barbara Reese, Bill Smillie, Wayne Robson, Margot Pinvidic

Director: Bill Forsyth

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: 1950s, Offbeat, Small town, Amusing, Growing up, Rivalry, Emotional, Madcap, Sister