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About the Movie
ALAN (Randy Schulman) is a successful classical music critic as reflected in his spacious Portland home. His wife SARAH (Diane Dalton) is an obsessively grieving woman, struggling with an unspoken tragedy, even after months of institutionalized therapy. Upon Sarah's release, Alan forces Sarah into a trip to Italy. He has already arranged for a house sitter in KELLY (Lindsey Haun), a young woman lonely for commitment and the better things in life. Kelly is quickly joined by her younger brother TIM (RJ Mitte), and her trashy-boyfriend JESSE (Blake Berris). When Jesse suddenly decides to kidnap eight-year-old ADAM from the supermarket, an act that seems too cruel even for him, it isn’t long before the trio find themselves drawn into a web of disturbing revelations and caught in a netherworld between hallucination and reality. Both the future - and the past - are far less certain in a HOUSE OF LAST THINGS.
The Next David Lynch?
Michael Bartlett's debut feature seems to have been inspired by Surrealism and the works of David Lynch. The hose motif seems to be a reference to BLUE VELVET, which was an exploration of the dark underworld of suburban America.
Similarly, House of Last Things explores the dark past of a seemingly beautiful home. This movie is an experience to watch, and is a lot more original than the crap that comes spewing out of Hollywood these days.