In the Bedroom
Set in a tranquil town on the Maine coast, this character-driven drama tells the story of a couple whose teenage son is involved in a love affair with a single mother. When the relationship comes to a sudden and tragic end, the boy's parents must face their worst nightmare and embark on a dark and dangerous psychological journey.
Some thoughts on this film:
-Many people called this film "actors' film" and I think by saying that they really underestimate In the Bedroom. Todd Field deserved to be honor here because he was as important (if more) as the three performances.
-The film used silence, the inability to express to each others with patient but compelling look
-The performances that elevate In the Bedroom for good to really great and complex drama. Tom Wilkinson (which I always enjoy) delivers his best performance, the same goes with Sissy Spacek and Marisa Tomei. The kitchen scene was so real and emotional that you don't feel like they acting anymore, but they are the real characters.
-The ending is very strong. Todd…
"In the Bedroom" is a haunting meditation on loss and the ways in which people deal with grief. Its sometimes too subdued and slow, but most of the time the movie hits its mark. Fantastic performances from Tom Wilkinson and Sissy Spaceck.
A poignant drama with some amazing performances. One of my all time favorites
A great directorial debut! Even after all these years, my feeling for the movie hasn't changed... It's beautiful. The casts are great. It's not perfect to my eye, but it's well worth watching.
I can see why this is considered a very good film. Tom Wilkinson and Sissy Spacek are both great as an older couple learning to deal with the outcome of a particularly tragic event. It also features some great shots and direction by Todd Field. It doesn't strive to push the boundaries of the genre or try anything new, but it is a very well told film. I just found myself completely bored with it. Perhaps I will learn to appreciate it at another time.
In The Bedroom depicts painfully and perfectly the grieving process, not the one seen publicly, but the torment and anguish that is only seen in private and in one's soul. Tom Field's specialty is getting you into the mind of the character even when nothing is said. The performances too, headed by Sissy Spacek and Tom Wilkinson are phenomenal. I can't help but feel the ending betrays the rest of the film and the realism that has been crafted up to that point but the performances and the emotional grip the film has on you is able to overcome and flaws.
THE forgotten masterpiece of the 2000's.
Towards the beginning of this film Matt Fowler (Tom Wilkinson) explains to his son Frank (Nick Stahl) an analogy that sets up the whole film. They are fishing on a lobster boat (lobstering?) and find a lobster with one claw. He explains that the nylon traps have things called bedroom heads and when you get more than two lobsters in a bedroom one of them is bound to get maimed. It just so happens that Frank is seeing a woman (Marisa Tomei) going through a rocky divorce. Her husband is unstable and lets just say that more than two people are in the bedroom and something tragic happens.
I thought this film was extraordinarily powerful. The film sets up all…
Excellent and subtle exploration of the grief of a middle aged couple who lose their only son. It has a great sense of place and community, the spaces between scenes are very evocative.
A slow-paced drama about a college student who falls for a older woman, who separated from her husband. The film is about love, loss and revenge.
I enjoyed it but did find the film to be a bit long. If they would have trimmed about 30 minutes out of the middle of the film it would have been great,
A very real & powerful film that ponders the different prices of love & how grief can be a killer.
So i knew nothing about this movie,i didn't have any expectations,and you know what In the Bedroom is actually a pretty good movie.
And this movie as a lot to thank to its actors,specially Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek and even Marisa Tomei.But also the director Todd Field and the people that wrote the screenplay,because this characters are so well written,that we think that they are going through this situation.
A masterpiece among family dramas. Sissy Spacek and Tom Wilkinson give the best performances of their career by far. By the time everything changes for Spacek and Wilkinson, you feel for them and their grief. They play it so well it's believable, tragic, and wonderful.