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)  »

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Run Away Home  »

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CAD 3,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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7 March 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This film was both entertaining and thought-provoking. I'd recommend it to everyone who wants to be moved and challenged. Great acting, directing - and it is Canadian to boot! It is a film that families can enjoy and serious movie lovers. The locations in Ontario evoked such a sense of nostalgia for the era. With so much garbage and superficial hype selling these days it is great to see that someone could back an independent flick. For any family that has risen to overcome a challenge or an obstacle - be it financial or illness - this film strikes a resounding chord! It approaches the idea of the afterlife in a contemporary way - without cheaply capitalizing on all the "gohst" and supernatural themes that have become staples in Hollywood and the TV networks.

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