|Directed by||David Hollander|
|Produced by||David Hollander
|Screenplay by||David Hollander|
|Story by||Rick Moody (Book)|
|Music by||Jóhann Jóhannsson|
|Editing by||Lori Jane Coleman|
|Distributed by||Screen Media Films|
|Running time||110 minutes|
Personal Effects is a 2009 drama film directed by David Hollander and starring Kathy Bates, Ashton Kutcher, and Michelle Pfeiffer. It is based on Rick Moody's story Mansion on the Hill (from his book Demonology). This movie was premiered in Iowa City, Iowa on December 12, 2008 as part of a fundraiser for Iowa Flood Relief. The DVD was released universally on May 12, 2009.
24-year-old wrestler Walter (Ashton Kutcher) leaves the national team in Iowa and returns to his hometown after the brutal murder of his twin sister, Annie (Sarah Lind), to support his mother, Gloria (Kathy Bates), and his niece. When he goes with his mother to therapy, he meets a widow, Linda (Michelle Pfeiffer), whose alcoholic husband was murdered by his friend in a bar. Linda has a deaf and mute son, Clay (Spencer Hudson), who misses his father and has a repressed anger against the killer. She also works in the Southside Community Center organizing weddings for needy people. They befriend each other during the trials and Walter invites Clay to join the local wrestling training. While waiting for the jury verdict of their cases, Linda and Walter have a love affair.
- Michelle Pfeiffer as Linda
- Ashton Kutcher as Walter
- Kathy Bates as Gloria
- Spencer Hudson as Clay
- Topher Grace as Clay (voice) (uncredited)
- John Mann as Hank
- David Lewis as Brice
- Rob LaBelle as Camden
- Sarah Lind as Annie
- Jay Brazeau as Martin
- Brian Markinson as Finneran
- "Famous Iowans Helping Flood Relief" 13WHO TV.com Retrieved 26 January 2009.
- "Johnson, Kutcher to headline flood relief events" www.press-citizen.com Retrieved 26 January 2009.
- "Ashton Kutcher in Iowa to headline relief efforts" www.chicagotribune.com Retrieved 26 January 2009.