In the Bedroom


In the Bedroom

infobox film



director = Todd Field
producer = Todd Field
Ross Katz
Graham Leader
writer = Robert Festinger
Todd Field
narrator =
starring = Tom Wilkinson
Sissy Spacek
Nick Stahl
Marisa Tomei
music = Thomas Newman
cinematography = Antonio Calvache
editing = Frank Reynolds
distributor = Miramax Films
United International Pictures
released = November 23 2001
runtime = 131 mins
country = United States of America
language = English
budget =
gross =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
website =
amg_id =
imdb_id = 0247425

"In the Bedroom" is a 2001 film written and directed by Todd Field, starring Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei, and William Mapother.It is dedicated to Andre Dubus and based on his short story "Killings".

The movie was praised for its thought-provoking script, direction and the acting performances of the main characters. It became the highest grossing non-IMAX film in history to never reach the top 10 in a given week. [ [http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/domestic/never1.htm?page=never10&p=.htm Top Grossing Movies That Never Hit the Top 10 at the Box Office ] ]

"In the Bedroom" was nominated for the following Academy Awards:
*Best Picture
*Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Published
*Actor in a Leading Role (Wilkinson)
*Actress in a Leading Role (Spacek)
*Actress in a Supporting Role (Tomei)

Plot

The movie is set in Rockland, Maine. The plot concerns an 18 year-old young man, Frank Fowler (Stahl), who is in love with an older woman with kids, Natalie Strout (Tomei). Fowler is applying to college for architecture, but contemplating staying in town, working in the fishing industry to be near Natalie. Natalie's ex-husband, Richard Strout (Mapother) is violent and abusive.

Midway through the movie Richard kills Fowler during a confrontation at Natalie's house, following a domestic dispute. Richard is set free on bail which causes Fowler's parents, Dr. Matt Fowler (Wilkinson) and Ruth Fowler (Spacek), a choir conductress, to become increasingly angry at seeing Richard running around town. Their anger increases when they learn that the lack of a direct witness to their son's shooting allows their son's killer to avoid murder charges since the district attorney may have difficulty proving that Richard killed their son intentionally, as opposed to accidental manslaughter in a struggle (as the defense would likely argue). Later, Dr. Fowler, believing that the court system cannot bring justice for his son, hatches and executes a plan with a friend to abduct and kill Richard.

Awards

Wins and nominations

*Academy Awards:
*#Best Actor (Tom Wilkinson)
*#Best Actress (Sissy Spacek)
*#Best Picture
*#Best Screenplay - Adapted (Robert Festinger and Todd Field)
*#Best Supporting Actress (Marisa Tomei)
*BAFTA Awards:
*#Best Actor (Tom Wilkinson)
*#Best Actress (Sissy Spacek)
*Broadcast Film Critics:
*#Best Actress (Sissy Spacek)
*#Best Film
*#Best Supporting Actress (Marisa Tomei)
*Chicago Film Critics:
*#Best Actor (Tom Wilkinson)
*#Best Actress (Sissy Spacek)
*#Best Film
*#Best Supporting Actress (Marisa Tomei)
*Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics:
*#Best Actress (Sissy Spacek)
*#Best Supporting Actress (Marisa Tomei)
*Florida Film Critics:
*#Best Actress (Sissy Spacek)
*Golden Globe Awards:
*#Best Actress - Drama (Sissy Spacek)
*#Best Film - Drama
*#Best Supporting Actress (Marisa Tomei)
*Independent Spirit Awards:
*#Best Actor (Tom Wilkinson)
*#Best Actress (Sissy Spacek)
*#Best First Feature
*#Best Screenplay (Robert Festinger and Todd Field)
*Los Angeles Film Critics:
*#Best Actress (Sissy Spacek)
*#Best Film
*National Board of Review:
*#Best Director (Todd Field)
*#Best Screenplay (Robert Festinger and Todd Field)
*New York Film Critics:
*#Best Actor (Tom Wilkinson)
*#Best Actress (Sissy Spacek)
*#Best First Film (Todd Field)
*Online Film Critics:
*#Best Actor (Tom Wilkinson)
*#Best Actress (Sissy Spacek)
*#Best Breakthrough Filmmaker (Todd Field)
*#Best Director (Todd Field)
*#Best Film
*#Best Screenplay - Adapted (Robert Festinger and Todd Field)
*#Best Supporting Actress (Marisa Tomei)
*Satellite Awards:
*#Best Actress (Sissy Spacek)
*#"'Best Film - Drama
*#"'Best Screenplay
*#Best Supporting Actress - Drama (Marisa Tomei)
*Screen Actors Guild Awards:
*#Best Actor (Tom Wilkinson)
*#Best Actress (Sissy Spacek)
*#Best Ensemble Cast
*Southeastern Film Critics:
*#Best Actress (Sissy Spacek)
*#Best Supporting Actress (Marisa Tomei)
*USC Scripter Award:
*#USC Scripter Award (Robert Festinger and Todd Field (screenwriters);Andre Dubus (author))
*Vancouver Film Critics Circle:
*#Best Actress (Sissy Spacek)

References

External links

*imdb title|id=0247425|title=In the Bedroom
*rotten-tomatoes|id=in_the_bedroom|title=In the Bedroom


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