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

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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
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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...

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official site | YoVideo (French)

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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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It is the only Best Picture Oscar nominee that year that did not win any Academy Awards. See more »

Goofs

The bruising around Frank's eye dissapears during talking to Henry and Jason at lunch but when reappears when talking to Matt outside. See more »

Quotes

Henry: [both characters talking to Jason] Best part of the cod. The outsiders, they won't touch it. Summer fisherman, well, they're part-timers like Frank here; get in your hair. As many as 80 of them now with licenses. Hmm! Should have put up a sign. Stay in your own backyard, or lose your traps.
Frank Fowler: See, Henry here is just sore 'cause I catch twice as much as he does with an old second-hand Bordreau.
Henry: Now, don't you listen to him, son. That boat is fine. She was my first. I kinda miss her, sometimes. And ...
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Crazy Credits

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


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Oj Savice
Croatian Traditional
Performed by The Newark Balkan Girls Chorus
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Delivers what Movies are meant to deliver.
26 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

I have friends who do not want to see dark movies. Too depressing, given the news these days. I can understand that.

But farce grows quite tiresome. Clever repartee is fine sometimes. Action films are frequently exhausting and you can only watch so many cars, trains, planes and buildings explode. Plus, you are hungry an hour later.

This movie is a rare opportunity to miss excessive violence, pratfalls and smart-mouthed kids, teenage titillation, explosions, chases, stock characters, overacting and thin plot contrivances.

Enjoy a movie where the characters are complex, the actors spot-on in their craft, and the story is compelling.

Or don't. "Independence Day" is probably on cable somewhere.


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