MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,047 this week

Personal Effects (2009)

 -  Drama  -  27 March 2009 (Taiwan)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 5,968 users  
Reviews: 31 user | 11 critic

Walter, 24, is a wrestler, competing for a spot on the national team when he learns of his sister's brutal death. He comes home to help his mother; he works out, takes a dead-end job, and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (short story "Mansion of the Hill")
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 25 Oct 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 18 Sep 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 30 titles
created 4 weeks ago
 

Search for "Personal Effects" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Personal Effects (2009)

Personal Effects (2009) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Personal Effects.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A widower who realized his only connection to his family was through his wife sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children.

Director: Kirk Jones
Stars: Robert De Niro, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell
Seven Pounds (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

Director: Gabriele Muccino
Stars: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson
An Education (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.

Director: Lone Scherfig
Stars: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina
Crossing Over (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Crossing Over is a multi-character canvas about immigrants of different nationalities struggling to achieve legal status in Los Angeles. The film deals with the border, document fraud, the ... See full summary »

Director: Wayne Kramer
Stars: Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A drama centered around three women: A 50-year-old woman, the daughter she gave up for adoption 35 years ago, and an African American woman looking to adopt a child of her own.

Director: Rodrigo García
Stars: Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A sports writer becomes a single parent in tragic circumstances.

Director: Scott Hicks
Stars: Clive Owen, Emma Booth, Laura Fraser
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive.

Director: Nick Cassavetes
Stars: Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin
Babel (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal
Powder Blue (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Four Los Angelenos -- a mortician, an ex-con, a suicidal ex-priest, and a stripper -- are brought together on Christmas Eve by a mixture of circumstances.

Director: Timothy Linh Bui
Stars: Jessica Biel, Eddie Redmayne, Forest Whitaker
Precious II (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.

Director: Lee Daniels
Stars: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The Taylor family is devastated by an accident that takes place on the day their matriarch is due to graduate from college -- decades after leaving to raise her children.

Director: Dennis Lee
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson
Thirteen (2003)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A thirteen-year-old girl's relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter, Nikki Reed
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Spencer Hudson ...
John Mann ...
Hank
...
Brice
...
Camden
...
Tom
...
Finneran
...
Annie
...
Beth
Kyle Toy ...
Jose
...
Larry
Brock Johnson ...
Mark
...
Peggy
Edit

Storyline

Walter, 24, is a wrestler, competing for a spot on the national team when he learns of his sister's brutal death. He comes home to help his mother; he works out, takes a dead-end job, and goes to the trial of the accused murderer. He becomes friends with Linda, her husband murdered; she's raising a teen son, Clay, who's deaf. Walter gets Clay into wrestling. He accompanies Linda to events at a center where she works. He sees her at the courthouse. They wait for verdicts. Walter's mother takes her daughter's things to a rummage sale. Clay has his father's pistol. How will grief express itself? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The space between loss and love.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

27 March 2009 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Personal Effects  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Ashton Kutcher's personal favorite of his movies. See more »

Goofs

Linda offers Walter a Marlboro Red cigarette outside the courthouse. He declines. She then pulls a cigarette out of the pack and lights it. The cigarette, and filter, are completely white. Marlboro regulars are white with a brown filter. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Clay: I collect goldfish. I keep them in a small tank in my bedroom. Other kids my age like dogs - if they like animals at all. But for me, it's goldfish. I understand them, living under water in a little bowl, hearing nothing, just watching everything through glass.
See more »

Connections

References Late Show with David Letterman (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sweetheart Stone
(Dave Caughey and Lauren Connor)
Performed by Dave Caughey
Courtesy of Indy Hits Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very Good Adult TV Movie.. Ashton Kutcher Excellent
22 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I usually don't watch Lifetime movies but it was a rare Saturday Night that i was home.. nothing else was on...the tube... Turned to Lifetime and saw an original TV film with Michelle Pfeifer was about to begin.."Personal Effects" The minute it stated I was hoooked... Love Michelle Pfeifer and she was excellent in the role of a somewhat older woman who falls for (through various circumstances) a younger man, played by Aston Kutcher ..now I've heard of him but had never (i thought seen him act ) Not only is he good looking and a"hunk" but he can really act he played the part of a confused somewhat depressed young man so well..I felt so sympathetic towards him ..Excellent performance know now, thanks to IMDb.that he's married to Demi Moore, and I did see him in "Bobby" and possibly the "70's Show". He was wonderful as was Michelle and the entire cast including Kathy Bates in another unbelievably good performance as "Kutcher's mom . Very adult quite graphic ,a bit violent but very well done and well acted.. The plot has a few implausabilities and was a bit confusing but stick with it... One of the best made for TV films I've seen in awhile Shown on the Lifetime Network


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
1 of the Worst movies of 2009 - favorite candidate Orcuna
Did anyone else love this movie? Mellowcide
Lack of subtitles - real bummer locoowl
Rating ianmic-1
saw the movie last night CRfolks
release date anyone? chrisreno181
Discuss Personal Effects (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?