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House of Last Things (2013)

A mind-bending thriller set in Portland, Oregon about an unspoken tragedy and its effects on a house, its temporary caretakers and the owners, a classical music critic and his wife on a recuperative trip to Italy.

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Kelly
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Tim
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Alan
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Sarah
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Michele Mariana ...
Rose
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Realtor
Brandon Smith ...
1940's AAF Pilot Golfer
Tim Whitcomb ...
1940's Golfer
Broderick Boyd ...
Restaurant Patron
Susan Funk ...
Italian Waitress
Sean Goodearl ...
Waiter
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Surveyor
Cole Wagoner ...
Restaurant Patron
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When Sarah returns home in Oregon from a mental institution, her husband Alan, who is a critic of classical music, tells that they will travel to watch operas in Italy since he will write articles about them. Sarah does not want to travel but Alan introduces the hot Kelly to her telling that she will be the caretaker of the house. When they leave the house, the small-time criminal Jesse, who is Kelly's boyfriend, unexpectedly arrives at the house. Then Kelly's unintelligent brother Tim arrives to stay with his sister in the house. Kelly had a love affair with Alan and feels comfortable in the house. Meanwhile Jesse steals Alan's convertible to sell to a dealer but he sees the boy Adam alone in the supermarket and decides to bring him home to ransom him despite the protest of Kelly that seeks out his parents. Adam feels good in the house and soon they learn that the house is haunted but they surprisingly stay there. Meanwhile in Italy, secrets are disclosed about the past of Alan, ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Best know for his role as Walter White Jr. in 'Breaking Bad', 'House of Last Things' marks RJ Mitte's first role in a feature film. He drove from Los Angeles to the location in Portland, Oregon with his family and four pet dogs. See more »

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(at around 1h 29 mins) You can see the thread across the phone that they used to make the golf ball roll off the dresser. See more »

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Amazing indie gem!
7 March 2013 | by (nyc) – See all my reviews

Did I like it? You bet! Did I expect to like it? Absolutely not. This cool indie isn't at all what it seems. Michael Bartlett's "House of Last Things" presents a wholly original spin on fantastic cinema. All the copycat and predictable clichés of gore and yuk have been thrown our in favor of a more cerebral and emotionally dramatic approach, and very performance driven. No doubt all this will alienate splatter fans looking for their nightly transfusion. But it really shouldn't. (All that fast food will catch up with you someday.) Blake Berris is terrific in a role that seems written for him, that's how good he is. But it only works because the rest of the cast are believable too, especially Lindsey Haun who I hadn't really seen all grown up since "Village of the Damned", and RJ Mitte, who in a departure from "Breaking Bad", debuts here in his first feature film. A very attractive trio they make in a house full of twist and turns. Discoveries like this keep me snooping through Indies and waiting in line at festivals hoping for more gems. This is one of them. Sekavis reviewer got it right.


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