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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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$1,700,000 (estimated)

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£87,294 (UK) (25 January 2002)

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$35,918,429 (USA) (10 May 2002)
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The words of Father McCasslin at the burial are the last five lines from Chapter 25, "Death", in "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran. See more »

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When Matt, Frank and Natalie are eating lunch Frank picks up his drink from Matt's point of view, but from Natalie's point of view a second later he is not holding a drink. See more »

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Matt: [pulls out hamburger buns from paper bag] Oh, Ruth hates these.
Willis Grinnel: What?
Matt: I got the wrong kind of buns.
Willis Grinnel: Maybe we can borrow hers.
[points towards Natalie, who is bending over and feeding Duncan]
Willis Grinnel: Ah, what I would give to have back my youth.
Matt: Yeah, well, Willis, you never had that in your youth.
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a real modern classic
2 January 2004 | by (Long Island NY) – See all my reviews

A rarity in modern cinema, In the Bedroom is a movie for thinking adults that is one of the most thorough yet subtle examinations of violence and its consequences I've ever seen. Tom Wilkerson gives a masterful and restrained performance, and Sissy Spacek and nearly everyone else is uniformly excellent. Although it is a searing and unflinching look at nearly unspeakable grief, it is poignant and thoughtful and even has scenes of humor if you are ready for it. Todd Field's screenplay is one of the most brilliant in recent memory. I really wish we had more mature stuff like this coming out of Hollywood. Powerful films that deal with violence and its aftermath and meaning like this make films like Kill Bill look even more repellent than they already are.


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