In the Bedroom
I guess we really should have had another child...
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
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Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei, William Mapother, William Wise, Celia Weston, Karen Allen, Frank T. Wells, W. Clapham Murray, Justin Ashforth
|Screenplay||Robert Festinger, Todd Field, from a story by Andre Dubus|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Good Machine, Standard Film Company Inc.|
|What the Critics say|
|The MoviesiteIan Douglas||12|
|Cape ArgusDerek Wilson||15|
|The StarTanya Farber||18|
|Die BurgerGabriël Botma||10|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||10|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Kim Linekin||15|
|Box Office (USA)Annlee Ellingson||13|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||20|
|Film Review (UK)Jason Caro||20|
|Empire (UK)Chris Hewitt||15|
|What the People say|
|Average .. 73%||15|
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