• In the Bedroom (2001)

In the Bedroom

Release Date: November 23rd, 2001

DVD Release Date: August 13th, 2002

R |2 hr 18 min

Plot Summary

Summertime on the coast of Maine, "In the Bedroom" centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler (Tom Wilkinson) is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler (Sissy Spacek), a music teacher. He is involved in a love affair with a local single mother (Marisa Tomei). As the beauty of Maine's brief and fleeting summer comes to an end, these characters find themselves in the midst of unimaginable tragedy.

Cast: Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson, Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei, William Mapother, William Wise, Celia Weston, Karen Allen

Director: Todd Field

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Good Machine, Standard Film Company Inc., GreeneStreet Films Inc.

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: 2000s, Revenge, Son, Suspenseful, Gritty, Mother, Rivalry, Dark, Fall, Doctor, Death, Murder

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Desmond RyanPhiladelphia Inquirer

    When it comes to the realistic portrayal of the complex process of grief, most actresses are at a loss. Sissy Spacek is decidedly not most actresses. show more

  • 100
    Edward GuthmannSan Francisco Chronicle

    A lot of actors are labeled "brave" for taking on difficult scripts like this, but Spacek is the real thing: an artist first, without vanity, and a movie star almost by default. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    There are scenes as true as movies can make them, and even when the story develops thriller elements, they are redeemed, because the movie isn't about what happens, but about why. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)