In the Bedroom Poster

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, Dark, Murder, Fall, Rivalry, Suspenseful, Death, Revenge, Mother, Doctor, Gritty, Son

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The kind of movie they don't make any more -- a seriously beautiful, deliberately paced drama that meanders for a while at the pace of a summer romance, then explodes with phenomenal force.

  • 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

  • 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

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Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama