Ladies of the House

  • James A Contner (2008)
  • US
  • 102 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Pam Grier, Lance Henriksen and one-time Brady Bunch star Florence Henderson are among the well-known faces adding interest to this warm though implausible tale in which three mature women renovate a run-down house to raise funds for their local church. Plot holes abound as the project gradually takes shape, glossing over the realities of redevelopment in favour of an initially easy-going atmosphere and spirited "can-do" attitude. But with the neglected building also serving as a metaphor for the ladies' own problematic personal lives, sentimentality and seriousness quickly creep into the mix. Consequently, what begins as undemanding fluff soon hijacks the heartstrings, manipulating viewers right up to the film's predictable, feel-good finale.

Plot Summary

Drama starring Florence Henderson and Lance Henriksen. A group of three women with problems in their personal lives gain strength from each other's company as they work together to renovate a house to raise funds for their church.

Cast and crew

Cast

Rose
Florence Henderson
Frank
Lance Henriksen
Elizabeth
Donna Mills
Richard
Gordon Thomson
Birdie
Pam Grier
Stan
Richard Roundtree

Crew

Director
James A Contner

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Categories
Drama