Personal Effects

2009

Action / Drama

5
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 39%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 7545

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Cast

Ashton Kutcher as Walter
Topher Grace as Clay
Kathy Bates as Gloria
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1hr 46 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Lanzhu 9 / 10

it is so well done

The film is so well done and very touched, I was hooked by the first minute too, I will have to go back again and find out how it begins. The relationship between them are very sensitive and very well delivered to the audience( me ) I like the film. The camera and lighting is well lit, especially when showing kUTCHER'S eyes about his sadness and madness.

Mitchel is very sexy and she plays out well the mid-women's frustration, desire and life.

It is worth your time to watch and enjoy.

P.S This rule of 10 lines are very stupid.

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Reviewed by jotix100 6 / 10

Suffering in Vancouver

The idea of watching Anton Kutcher in a dramatic role, a stretch for this actor, came in the way of "Personal Effects", a story about grieving that serves to unite two people that have suffered by the loss of loved ones. The film by David Hollander is based on a short story by Rick Moody, whose novel, "The Ice Storm", got a good adaptation for the cinema some years ago. Mr. Hollander wrote the screenplay for what appears was a vehicle for Mr. Kutcher and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Walter is a college wrestler whose loss of his sister proves to be a big burden for him. He becomes relentless in his pursuit to bring the killer to get the punishment he deserves, but the justice system does nothing to mitigate his pain. At the same time, Linda, a single mother, is part of the victim's support group where Walter and his mother Gloria go to seek closure, while the trial for the sister and the husband is in progress in court, simultaneously.

Linda also is coping with a deaf mute teenager, Clay, who is being bullied at a sort of school for troubled youths, where he goes. Walter steps in to help Clay, without any ulterior motive, just out of his own sense of fair play. Clay is grateful even when his mother and Walter begin a torrid affair. This troubled young man will ultimately come to help Walter in an unsolicited way that could have been fatal and that lands Clay in a sort of reform facility.

"Personal Effects" keeps the viewer's attention. Director David Hollander's staging of this basically bleak film, shows not too inspired in the way he sets the drama. Anton Kutcher looks a bit awkward out of his usual comedy roles, but one can forgive him for his courageous effort to mature into more dramatic characters. Michelle Pfeiffer, even at fifty looks gorgeous. Her Linda is not perhaps one of the best things she has done in her long career. Kathy Bates, playing Gloria is an after thought, for she has not much to do. On the other hand, young Spencer Hudson shows a promise in his debut as Clay.

Reviewed by Hitchcoc 7 / 10

A Bit Contrived, but Still Effective

I have to admit, I started with a prejudice against Ashton Kutcher. I should have learned from my initial unsubstantiated dislike of Brad Pitt. He is one of those handsome young men whose movie credentials haven't been impressive. I wonder if perhaps that stems from lack of opportunity. I see a film like this as a transitional one where we can see his acting ability. He does a nice job with the angst and anger brought about by the utter unfairness of life. Bad things happen and justice isn't done and we shouldn't pass judgment on a life if we don't have some real knowledge of that person. I liked the chemistry between the two leads. The relationship with the deaf son was a bit of a reach. There's no reason they communicated so badly. There is written speech, lip reading, and other forms of communication; even the most basic elements of sign language. It makes Kutcher's character seem rather shallow to think that he would spend so much time with this boy and still not literally understand him. Things do get a bit contrived at the end (I won't spoil it), but if you want to take away a single thing from this film. realize the pain that is life and the possibilities that those painful things can hand you.

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