Some Things That Stay (2004)

 |  Drama, Romance  |  20 March 2007 (USA)
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A coming-of-age story of a teenage girl from a liberal upbringing who moves to a conservative baptist community in rural 1950s America.



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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

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20 March 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Run Away Home  »

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CAD 3,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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The worst film I've ever seen
7 February 2005 | by (Sidney BC, Canada) – See all my reviews

I was wondering what possessed the organizers of the Victoria Film Festival to include this film in their program. I guess they must have agreed with the others who have reviewed this film. I, on the other hand, consider it the worst film I have ever seen. It starts with a bad script, full of holes, and dialog so unlikely it's embarrassing. Ideas are introduced, then dropped with no development. The acting left me totally cold and uninvolved. The set decoration was appropriate for the time, but a decorator's nightmare. The only way the characters could love this house is if their previous homes had been ghastly. The attic looked as if the items had been thrown in for the scene with no attempt to create the look of a real attic that has been filling with junk over the years. The photography was leaden and lacking in variety. Save your money for something worthwhile.

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