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Personal Effects (2009)

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106 min | Drama

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 ...See moreWalter, 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 See less
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David Hollander (screenplay) | Rick Moody (short story "Mansion of the Hill")
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Mar 5, 2009 (United States)

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Wheelchair Groom (as Steve Elliot) Wheelchair Groom (as Steve Elliot)   See fewer
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Walter Wrestler Walter Wrestler   See fewer
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Clay (voice) (uncredited) Clay (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 7,882 votes