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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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Efectos personales  »

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

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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 »

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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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To Leave It Behind
(Tony Dekker (as T. Dekker))
Performed by Great Lake Swimmers
Appearance Courtesy of Weework
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Very Good, Drama/Love Story
1 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recently viewed this movie and found it to very well acted and the story line to be a bit different from the normal everyday run of the mill Holleywood knock off film with just a different twist. More of a testament to how people can change one another's lives for the better just by being there for each other. It's about coming to terms with one's own thoughts and hatred and grieving for the loss of a loved one and then moving on with your life. It's about how love can bridge the gaps of time to bring two people together even in the most solemn of times. I would have to say that this is definitely one of the better films that I have seen for awhile. Very worth the time to watch.


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