7.4/10
34,482
514 user 181 critic

In the Bedroom (2001)

Trailer
1:25 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
A New England couple's college-aged son dates an older woman who has two small children and an unwelcome ex-husband.

Director:

Writers:

(story "Killings"), (screenplay) (as Rob Festinger) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 38 wins & 69 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Matt Fowler
... Ruth Fowler
... Frank Fowler
... Natalie Strout
... Richard Strout
William Wise ... Willis Grinnel
... Katie Grinnel
... Marla Keyes
Frank T. Wells ... Henry
W. Clapham Murray ... Carl
... Tim Bryson
Terry A. Burgess ... District Attorney
Jonathan Walsh ... Father McCasslin
Diane E. Hamlin ... Davis' Assistant
... Jason Strout
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site | YoVideo (French)

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

8 February 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A hálószobában  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Color:

(CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Nominated for five Academy Awards. Won none of them. See more »

Goofs

Matt's hair changes between shots during their argument in the living room. See more »

Quotes

Ruth: Oh, come on, you've heard the same things I have.
Matt: You seem to forget, I don't take my lunches in the teachers' lounge.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday to You
(1893) (uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Sung a cappella by William Mapother
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
perhaps not my favorite film but a perfect one.
21 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

A dark story told with amazing weight and balance, it is cinematically perfect. Aside from the excellent performances by Wilkinson, Spacek and Tomei, it is

Field's film. He uses a deft touch to examine the lives of a couple devastated by loss. The perfection of this film lies in the small touches, the subtle gestures, the powerful symbolism that Field displays throughout. Even the most powerful

moment, the shooting, is done off camera. It isn't so much what you see, its what you don't, what Field implies throughout the film. He creates moments in this movie that convey complex emotion through subtle actions. The film creates

unsettling scenes without being disturbing. Reflections of actors moving as if underwater through their lives, we see them caught in the windows of their

home, ghosts in their house and in their lives, struggling to cope until the film's resolution. Attempting to heal each other and themselves through a single act of redemption that seems at the same time surprising and inevitable. It isn't my favorite movie, but i still think it's as close to a perfect film i've seen.


67 of 82 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 514 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial