...was not particularly successful, IMO, at resolving the very issues it raised. Few of the characters, with the exception of the 2 children, were particularly likable. As a result, it was difficult to empathize with their predicaments. And any time that happens, the message of the film tends to get lost. It's usually NOT a good thing to be hating on the main characters to such an extent that, at some point, you just say: "Who cares? Do whatever you want. It's not worth spending any more of my time watching your miserable, wretched, whiny existences any longer". And that's pretty much what happened to me at the 2/3 mark of this film. (And it went for pretty much ALL the main characters, with the exception of the kids.)
Maybe if one watches this film and is able to see the characters in a different light; or is able to draw different conclusions than those drawn by the characters in the film itself, then one could enjoy this movie more than I was able to. But as it stands, for me, this is a classic example of a film that had a lot of potential, but was not able to maximize that potential to any significant degree. About the only thing that I concluded from having watched Bedrooms is: "Love Hurts". And I could have gotten that from listening to Boudleaux Bryant's song -- sung by either The Everly Brothers, Nazareth, or Emylou Harris -- while saving myself around an hour and a half.
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