Ladies of the House

Ladies of the House

James A Contner (2008)

102min
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Our Score
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.

Summary

Three women take responsibility for rebuilding a run-down house owned by their church so it can be sold to raise money for charity. Unable to afford to bring in professionals, they resolve to do the work themselves - while also trying to cope with a series of personal crises. Drama, starring Pam Grier, Florence Henderson and Donna Mills.

Cast & Crew

Rose Florence Henderson
Frank Lance Henriksen
Elizabeth Donna Mills
Richard Gordon Thomson
Birdie Pam Grier
Stan Richard Roundtree
Director James A Contner
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Other Information

Language: English Colour

Drama

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