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In the Bedroom (2001)

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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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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 ...
Carl
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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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8 February 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A hálószobában  »

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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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Sissy Spacek decorated the house in which her character lives. See more »

Goofs

During the short scene when Matt is mowing the lawn, the mower is not running. You hear the engine noise on the soundtrack, but the grass isn't being cut and nothing is coming out of the grass chute on the mower. See more »

Quotes

[after Matt shoots and kills Richard]
Willis Grinnel: Matt! What did you do? This isn't what we talked about!
Matt: He... he tried to run.
Willis Grinnel: We were going to wait and take him out in the woods.
Matt: I couldn't wait.
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Crazy Credits

Graham Leader gratefully acknowledges ... Ann, Kira & Saks. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002) See more »

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Zeni Me, Mamo
Bulgarian Traditional
Performed by The Newark Balkan Girls Chorus
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wow...pay attention for Sissy Spacek's name at this year's Oscars...
9 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

So simple. So honest. So heartbreaking. I dare you to see this movie and not go through a self-invasive, heartfelt understanding for the familial and emotional conflicts these characters go through. one of the best films shown at Sundance, hands down. Not a movie for the emotionally squeamish...brutally powerful... Violent, excruciating truth and beauty...the raw emotional power imbued into the scenes with Wilkinson and Spacek are Oscar-worthy. Marisa Tomei finally gets a role worthy of her talent since My Cousin Vinny. Utterly unforgettable, and a slam-dunk certainty for some kind of oscar, whether screenplay, acting, or directorial.

Wow.


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