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In the Bedroom (2001)

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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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 38 wins & 69 nominations. See more awards »
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William Wise ...
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Katie Grinnel
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Marla Keyes
Frank T. Wells ...
W. Clapham Murray ...
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Tim Bryson
Terry A. Burgess ...
District Attorney
Jonathan Walsh ...
Father McCasslin
Diane E. Hamlin ...
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Jason Strout
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Storyline

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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Crime | Drama

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

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Release Date:

8 February 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A hálószobában  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$93,972, 25 November 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,930,604

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,368,779, 12 October 2003
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the highest grossing non-IMAX film in history to never reach the top 10 in a given week. See more »

Goofs

When Frank, Natalie and Matt are eating lunch, Natalie picks up a pickle, but in the next shot she is holding her glass in that hand, not the pickle. See more »

Quotes

Richard: [to Frank, attacking him] Get out, motherfucker!
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to Andre Dubus and is based on his short story "Killings". See more »

Connections

Features The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Zeni Me, Mamo
Bulgarian Traditional
Performed by The Newark Balkan Girls Chorus
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An acting masterclass
20 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

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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