MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 541 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 6,055 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 21 titles
created 22 Aug 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 30 Apr 2013
 
a list of 45 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 42 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


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.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

While settling his recently deceased father's estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re-examine their perceptions about family and life choices.

Director: Alex Kurtzman
Stars: Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Pfeiffer
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
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
Seven Pounds (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 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
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
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
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
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
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:

Efectos personales  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Was given a very limited release in theaters despite its A-list cast. See more »

Goofs

When Linda and Walter are riding on the bus, she spots someone on a side street. They start yelling for the bus driver to stop, which he eventually does. But when we see them stepping off the bus, it's right at the corner of the street where the person is. They would have had to walk back at least a block. 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

More Of You
(Steve Lang)
Performed by The Group
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Amazing
20 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've never written a review for a movie before. But after seeing such negative reviews for this movie I had to step up and say something. I thought this movie was great! The acting was superb and the plot was realistic. Some people seemed to think that the relationship between Michelle Pfeiffer and Ashton Kutcher was weird or creepy because of the age difference. This is absurd. There is nothing wrong with an older women falling in love with a younger man. Another problem people seemed to have with this movie was it's pace. Not me, I was enveloped into this movie from start to finish, and that's saying something since most of the time I watch DVDs I pause to take a break and do something else for a bit. I thought the story was engaging and the relationship between Michelle and Ashton believable.

If you're someone that's into movies involving regular people dealing with the stress and depression that life can cause then this movie is for you. But if your looking for the typical fake Hollywood stuff then you might want to pass this up.

On a side note, the only reason I gave this a 9 out of 10 was because I thought the ending could have been a tad bit better. Otherwise this movie is flawless.


15 of 22 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:
?