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In the Bedroom (2001)

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Release Date
 USA: Dec 25, 2001
 UK: 25 Jan 2002
DVD Release Date
 R1: Aug 13, 2002
 R2: 4 Nov 2002

Budget $1,700,000

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MPAA Rating
Rated R for some violence and language.

Running Time
2 hours, 10 minutes

Country USA

Studio Buena Vista International, Good Machine, GreeneStreet Films

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Genre: Drama, Revenge, Marriage, Kidnapping, Courtroom, Murder, Love Triangle, Doctor, Psychodrama

Tagline: A young man. An older woman. Her ex-husband. Things are about to explode...

Plot: Todd Field's IN THE BEDROOM is an artistic and realistic portrait of domestic trouble in small-town America. Sissy Spacek and Tom Wilkinson star as Ruth and Matt Fowler, the parents of a recent high school graduate, Frank (Nick Stahl), who has an affair with a married woman, Natalie (Marisa Tomei). A tragic event near the beginning of the film seems to stunt its action and dialogue, allowing the film to change into a largely visual piece based on memories, feelings, and silent communication; while the film's slow-moving camera, soft sunny lighting, and cautious pacing give it a resonating intensity.

Set in coastal Maine, the Fowlers are a well-liked family with simple, straightforward values. Dr. Fowler has his own small medical practice. Mrs. Fowler directs the chorus at the high school. Frank is a good kid who is working on the fishing docks for the summer, waiting for college in the fall. Frank falls into a summer romance with Natalie, an older woman with two young sons and a creepy, lurking husband (William Mapother) from whom she is separated. The relationship is worrisome to Mr. and Mrs. Fowler, but they want to be supportive of their son so they gently nudge him to think about the bigger picture, without being overbearing. But when the unthinkable happens, Mr. and Mrs.

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 Directed by
Todd Field
Little Children, Eyes Wide Shut, Twister
 Written by
Todd Field
Eyes Wide Shut, Twister, The Haunting
Robert Festinger
October Squall
Sissy Spacek
JFK, The Straight Story, The Ring Two
Tom Wilkinson
Batman Begins, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Shakespeare in Love
Nick Stahl
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Bully, The Man Without a Face
Marisa Tomei
What Women Want, Anger Management, My Cousin Vinny
William Mapother
Mission: Impossible II, Swordfish, The Grudge
Celia Weston
The Village, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Hulk
Karen Allen
Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Perfect Storm, Animal House
 Music By
Thomas Newman
The Shawshank Redemption, American Beauty, The Green Mile

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