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In the Bedroom (2001)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  8 February 2002 (USA)
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A New England couple's college-aged son dates an older woman who has two small children and an unwelcome ex-husband.

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In idyllic Mid-Coast Maine, the Fowler family's only son Frank comes home from his freshman year at college for summer vacation. His mother Ruth, the school choir director, is unhappy with Frank dating soon-to-be divorced mother Natalie who is several years his senior, but Frank's father Matt, the town doctor, doesn't see a problem. While Frank considers holding off his future for Natalie, her jilted husband causes them all problems until an unthinkable tragedy shakes the community to its very core. Written by Bryan Way

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

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

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8 February 2002 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$1,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£87,294 (UK) (25 January 2002)

Gross:

$35,918,429 (USA) (10 May 2002)
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The cabin where Ruth (Sissy Spacek) and Matt (Tom Wilkinson) visit the Grinnells belongs to director Todd Field. See more »

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The camera lens is plainly visible in the shot of Matt Fowler driving in his car. See more »

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[last lines]
Ruth Fowler: Matt, do you want some coffee?
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This film is dedicated to Andre Dubus and is based on his short story "Killings". See more »

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Performed by The Newark Balkan Girls Chorus
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An exceptional film which emulates the astounding talents of Tom Wilkinson. I thought he was OK in The Full Monty, but he is exceedingly well cast in the role of father who is grieving inside the loss of his only child. Tom acts with intelligence and resounding compassion as a man driven to revenge. The film is delivered and directed with a slow build up of tension towards a shocking and absorbing climax. This film offers great performances from the ensemble of actors and is directed intelligently. It maybe a tragic and slow film but it will leave the audience empathising with the characters rather than sympathising with them. A truly remarkable and contemporary film.


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