MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,039 this week

The Son's Room (2001)
"La stanza del figlio" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama  |  9 March 2001 (Italy)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 13,952 users   Metascore: 73/100
Reviews: 84 user | 83 critic | 34 from Metacritic.com

A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 24 Aug 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 29 Dec 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 08 May 2014
 
a list of 39 titles
created 19 Aug 2014
 
a list of 31 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Son's Room" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Son's Room (2001)

The Son's Room (2001) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Son's Room.

User Polls

11 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A story centered on the relationship between the newly elected Pope and his therapist.

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Michel Piccoli, Nanni Moretti, Jerzy Stuhr
Aprile (1998)
Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Nanni Moretti takes a comic look at the ebbs and flows of his life as he becomes a father for the first time. He struggles with distractions while trying to make a documentary of the Italian national elections.

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Nanni Moretti, Silvio Orlando, Silvia Nono
Honey (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Irene, nicknamed 'Honey', has devoted herself to people looking for help, and tries to alleviate their suffering, even when they make extreme decisions. One day she has to cope with ... See full summary »

Director: Valeria Golino
Stars: Jasmine Trinca, Carlo Cecchi, Libero De Rienzo
Red Lob (1989)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Because of an accident, Michele (a leader of P.C.I. and a water-polo player) loses his memory. During one water-polo match, strange guys torment him; they want him to remember his past. As ... See full summary »

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Nanni Moretti, Silvio Orlando, Mariella Valentini
Mia Madre (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Margherita, a director in the middle of an existential crisis, has to deal with the inevitable and still unacceptable loss of her mother.

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s.

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana
Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni, Jasmine Trinca
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Valia Santella
Stars: Stefania Sandrelli, Teresa Saponangelo, Stefano Abbati
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Don Giulio, giovane prete romano, ritorna a casa dopo essere stato parroco in un'isola del Mar Tirreno ed è destinato ad una chiesa di periferia. A Roma egli ritrova i genitori, la sorella ... See full summary »

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Nanni Moretti, Marco Messeri, Ferruccio De Ceresa
Ecce bombo (1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Nanni Moretti, Luisa Rossi, Lina Sastri
Bianca (1984)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Michele is a mathematics professor who just started a new job in a school with some peculiar teaching methods. After a woman in his neighborhood is murdered, Michele meets beautiful ... See full summary »

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Nanni Moretti, Laura Morante, Roberto Vezzosi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The film tells the misadventures of a company of players who are oppressed by a tyrannical director. At the same time, his friend Michele is living with the failure of his marriage to Silvia.

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Nanni Moretti, Simona Frosi, Fabio Traversa
Sogni d'oro (1981)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Nuovamente nei panni del suo alter-ego Michele Apicella, Nanni Moretti scrive la sua commedia apparentemente più ilare ma anche surreale ed inquietante... See full synopsis »

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Nanni Moretti, Piera Degli Esposti, Remo Remotti
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Giovanni Sermonti
...
...
Irene Sermonti
Giuseppe Sanfelice ...
Andrea Sermonti
Sofia Vigliar ...
Arianna
Renato Scarpa ...
Headmaster
Roberto Nobile ...
Priest
Paolo De Vita ...
Luciano's Father
Roberto De Francesco ...
Record Store Clerk
...
Dive Shop Clerk
Antonio Petrocelli ...
Enrico
Lorenzo Alessandri ...
Filippo's Father
Alessandro Infusini ...
Matteo
Silvia Bonucci ...
Carla
Marcello Bernacchini ...
Luciano
Edit

Storyline

Giovanni is a successful psychoanalyst who has to put up with the seemingly endless string of trivial details his patients ramble on about. Yet his family provides a loving and steadfast foundation for his life that can even survive a problem like their son, Andrea, being accused of stealing a rare fossil in school. That foundation is profoundly rocked when Andrea dies in a scuba diving accident. Although the usual arrangements run smoothly, the emotional harm is profound. Giovanni begins to obsessively dwell on the missed chances he had with his son that might have saved his life, even blaming his patients. In addition , his wife is inconsulable and his daughter is becoming anti social in their loss. In the midst of this turmoil, a secret of their son's life is revealed that provides healing in a way they never anticipated. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@rogers.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

9 March 2001 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

La habitación del hijo  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,887 (USA) (25 January 2002)

Gross:

$1,014,416 (USA) (14 June 2002)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2001 (#09) See more »

Connections

Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Insieme a te non ci sto più
Written by Paolo Conte
Performed by various characters
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Intimate, deep, and... rated R
30 October 2002 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

Moretti becomes more mature, more intimate, more personal. While playing an increasing role in Italian politics (with his movement of opposition to the right-wing government), in his films he has abandoned the sharp political criticism of his debut (Ecce Bombo, Io sono un Autarchico), and the cynical and funny social observations of "Bianca," "Palombella Rossa," and "Caro Diario" to give us a compelling portrait of grief.

A noticeable thing about this film is that the stupidity and ignorance of the MPAA gave it an R rating. Apparently, according to the MPAA, teenagers are welcome to see the stupid violence of "Independence Day," or the idiotic cardboard characters of "Spider Man" (both rated PG-13), but should not, except under adult supervision, know that the death of a teenage child is a shocking and traumatizing experience for a family, and could shatter their painfully constructed unity.

The decision of the MPAA provoked outrage in Italy and surprise in Europe. It is amazing that people of such obvious ignorance should be allowed to make such crucial decisions: they should be held responsible for the garbage they feed to teenagers, and for keeping them away from meaningful films.


41 of 52 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
how was the problem solved?? rainbow_fairy_pig
Ordinary People' remake?????????? agalleni
the end pollo_diablo69
Song in the End IndianaSmith
The fun fair scene splatpack
The name of the song that they are singin in the car jose_orozco0
Discuss The Son's Room (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?