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Personal Effects (2009)

R | | Drama | 27 March 2009 (Taiwan)
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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 »

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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>

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The space between loss and love.

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

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

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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 »

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

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An every day story presented beautifully
3 March 2009 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

Although an ordinary story, a story which in normal circumstances won't even have been worth being told but the way it has been presented has made its worth. It tells how some times people who have almost the similar problems can some times come close to each other and understand each other. Its a story of two individuals who come to know each other simply by chance while attending their respective court cases. Walter who is a wrestler and physically strong but emotionally sensitive displays a good control over his emotions and upholds the principles of decency.

Good movie to watch.


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