In the Bedroom


Set in a small fishing town on the American east coast, this film deals with the effect of the tragic loss of a child. A middle-aged couple has high hopes for their only son, expecting him to become an architect. He, however, has fallen in love with a married-but-separated woman with two little kids. Her husband, son of the local industrialist, does not take kindly to her new love, and things take a dramatic turn. When the court case proves disappointing, the tension between the parents forces them to face some hidden truths about themselves. It is difficult to summarise this film without revealing too much. Rest assured that it features fine performances, and is best suited to a mature audience -- youngsters are likely to be bored.


130 minutes.
No Persons under 13 .
Drama

Showtimes

I guess we really should have had another child...
I guess we really should have had another child...

Credits

Cast
Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei, William Mapother, William Wise, Celia Weston, Karen Allen, Frank T. Wells, W. Clapham Murray, Justin Ashforth
Director
Todd Field
ScreenplayRobert Festinger, Todd Field, from a story by Andre Dubus
MusicThomas Newman
CinematographyAntonio Calvache
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2001
Produced byGood Machine, Standard Film Company Inc.





Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Moviesite
Ian Douglas
12
Cape Argus
Derek Wilson
15
The Star
Tanya Farber
18
Die Burger
Gabriël Botma
10
Tygerburger
Mariana Malan
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
eye Weekly
Kim Linekin
15
Box Office
Annlee Ellingson
13
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
20
Film Review
Jason Caro
20
Empire
Chris Hewitt
15

What the People say

Internet
3186 Netizens
16

Average .. 73%

15

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: While the film features great performances from the two leads, and the script demands a certain level of intelligence from the viewer, I found it somehow emotionally lacking. Since there is a lot of emphasis on the reactions of the characters, and how they dealt with the tragedy, it sometimes feels as if the film is moving slowly, while in fact lots of things happen off-screen and off-script. Probably really best suited to an older audience, even older than me...






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