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In the bedroom

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Movie propaganda

Summer time on the coast of Maine, USA, In the bedroom centres on the inner dynamics of a family in transition.

Matt Fowler (Tom Wilkinson) is a doctor practising in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler (Sissy Spacek), a choral music teacher. Their only child, Frank (Nick Stahl), home from school for the summer, is working as a part time lobsterman to earn money for graduate school in the new semester. He is involved in a love affair with local single mother Natalie (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.

Persons of interest

  • Sissy Spacek .... Ruth Fowler
  • Tom Wilkinson .... Matt Fowler
  • Nick Stahl .... Frank Fowler
  • Marisa Tomei .... Natalie Strout
  • William Mapother .... Richard Strout
  • William Wise .... Willis Grinnel
  • Celia Weston .... Katie Grinnel
  • Karen Allen .... Marla Keyes
  • Frank T Wells .... Henry
  • W Clapham Murray .... Carl
  • Justin Ashforth .... Tim

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

I've tried to watch In the bedroom three times but I just can't get through the first half hour. There's nothing wrong with it - in fact, the script, acting and direction are all good - but there's something about it that I just take. You might have better luck.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: Widescreen 2.35:1
  • Special features:
    • Trailers: Theatrical
  • Subtitles: English

Security censorship classification

MA 15+

Surveillance time

125 minutes (2:05 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD rental: 21 August 2002
VHS rental: 21 August 2002
DVD retail: 29 January 2003
VHS retail: 29 January 2003

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