Some Things That Stay (2004)

 |  Drama, Romance  |  20 March 2007 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 298 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 6 critic

A coming-of-age story of a teenage girl from a liberal upbringing who moves to a conservative baptist community in rural 1950s America.



, (novel)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
2 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (TV Movie 2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society.

Director: Paul Johansson
Stars: Gena Rowlands, Kevin Zegers, David Schofield
Normal (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A deadly car accident brings together a group of previously unrelated people, each of whom is forced to deal with the emotional fallout.

Director: Carl Bessai
Stars: Carrie-Anne Moss, Kevin Zegers, Callum Keith Rennie
Towelhead (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War.

Director: Alan Ball
Stars: Summer Bishil, Aaron Eckhart, Peter Macdissi
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

In this sequel to the 1980 classic, two children are stranded on a beautiful island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together and eventually become tanned teenagers in love.

Director: William A. Graham
Stars: Brian Krause, Milla Jovovich, Lisa Pelikan
Sex, Lies & Obsession (TV Movie 2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A high-school drama teacher struggles to keep her family together after she discovers her husband's sexual addiction.

Director: Douglas Barr
Stars: Harry Hamlin, Lisa Rinna, Kevin Zegers
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After being abducted as children, and suffering years of abuse, a teenage boy and girl find themselves living on the street.

Director: Damian Harris
Stars: Gillian Jacobs, John Malkovich, Ryan Simpkins
A Call to Remember (TV Movie 1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Jack Bender
Stars: Blythe Danner, Joe Mantegna, David Lascher
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Grace Trey is the ideal Christian teen who is also a phenomenal singer. But at the tender age of eighteen, after she gets the music break of a lifetime and is thrust into the "real world" - her faith is put to the test.

Director: Brad J. Silverman
Stars: AJ Michalka, Kelly Thiebaud, James Denton
Ondine (2009)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net whom his precocious daughter believes to be a selkie.

Director: Neil Jordan
Stars: Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda, Dervla Kirwan
Time Share (2000)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two single parents - male and female - along with their kids have to involuntarily share a house for their holidays.

Director: Sharon von Wietersheim
Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Timothy Dalton, Kevin Zegers
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In Manitoba, Hagar Shipley is nearing 90. She has little, she tells us, but her memories. Over several weeks, during which she runs away from her son and daughter-in-law who want to place ... See full summary »

Director: Kari Skogland
Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Christine Horne, Ellen Page
It Came from the Sky (TV Movie 1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Jarvis and Pepper crash land their small plane on the roof of the Bridges family. Pepper finds herself having a positive effect on the households' disabled son Andy.

Director: Jack Bender
Stars: Yasmine Bleeth, Christopher Lloyd, John Ritter


Cast overview, first billed only:
Tamara Anderson
Stuart Anderson
Liz Anderson
Mr. Murphy
Mrs. Burns
Rusty Murphy
Jack Knight ...
Robert Anderson
Tatum Knight ...
Megan Anderson
Brenda Robins ...
Mrs. Murphy
Dr. Ostrum
Ken James ...
Doctor William
Doctor Gordon


Artist Stuart Anderson keeps moving all over the States, to inspire his painting pallet, with his wife and offspring. In 1954, they arrive in a rural town, where the kids Robert, Megan and Tamara soon feel really at home, although the previous owners moved out after their academically gifted son died from leukemia. Tamara (15) tastes of Chrustian faith and love with neighbor farm-boy Rusty Murphy. Then their ma is institutionalized with advanced tuberculosis, so people are scared to visit the 'cursed' house. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Romance






Release Date:

20 March 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Run Away Home  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


CAD 3,000,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

I loved this movie!
13 April 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie with my girlfriends and we all loved it! It is so sweet and heartwarming, a real tear-jerker! I was still thinking about the story days after i'd seen the movie. It's such a beautiful story about the difficult things all families go through, it's something anybody can relate to. I really recommend this movie to anybody looking for a Saturday night rental. With your girlfriends, your family, your boyfriend, everyone will really enjoy it! :D It's a real story about a real family that would pull at anyones heartstrings. Not to mention, beautiful landscape shots and fantastic acting. See it, i'm sure you'll love it as much as I did!

6 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
question about Some Things That Stay dancer_705
saw the film, loved the film bluepen
Toronto Star Review gailharvey
My Dad Worked on this Film Antinark
Sarah Willis kukukachoo17
Song at the end credits candimoon101
Discuss Some Things That Stay (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: