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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Sissy Spacey
Tom Wilkinson
Marisa Tomei
Nick Stahl
Directors
Todd Field
Screenwriters
Todd Field
Running Time
131 minutes

In The Bedroom
Oscar nominated debut feature from director Todd Field.


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Plot
Life is good for the Fowler family. Matt (Wilkinson) is a successful doctor in smalltown Maine, Ruth (Spacek) a teacher, and their son Frank (Stahl) is set for university. Just one problem: Frank's frowned-upon relationship with older, single parent, Natalie (Tomei)...


Verdict
A draining, exhausting experience, but you'll be all the better for it. Wilkinson, Spacek, and Tomei are magnificent, but it's Field's sensitive, inventive direction that really catches the eye.


Reviewed by Chris Hewitt

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