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Character actor and noted photographer Todd Field made his directorial debut with this emotionally powerful drama, which earned enthusiastic reviews at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. Frank Fowler (Nick Stahl) is a handsome and amiable young man who has recently graduated from high school and is spending the summer working as a lobster fisherman before heading off to college in the fall. Frank is also involved with Natalie (Marisa Tomei), an attractive woman ten years his senior who is separated from her husband Richard (William Mapother), though their divorce has not yet been finalized. Frank's parents, Matt (Tom Wilkinson) and Ruth (Sissy Spacek) wonder if it's wise for their son to be pursuing a romance that he won't be able to continue in a few months; Matt trusts Frank and leaves him to make his own decisions, while Ruth quietly but firmly registers her objections. One day, Richard snaps, and breaks into Natalie's home; when he discovers Frank is there, he viciously kills him. The wheels of justice turn in an unexpected direction, and Richard is released on bail, free to go his own way as he awaits his trial. Matt and Ruth are both deeply traumatized by the event; while Matt tries to deal with his hurt by retreating into his work and avoiding his feelings, Ruth instead becomes increasingly withdrawn, losing interest in her job as a music teacher and spending her nights chain smoking in front of the television. In the Bedroom was adapted from the short story Killings by Andre Dubus. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:November 23, 2001

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
American Film Institute Ross Katz Best Picture 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ross Katz Best Picture 2001 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Marisa Tomei Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2001 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Marisa Tomei Best Supporting Actress 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Marisa Tomei Best Supporting Actress 2001 Nominee
Sundance Film Festival Tom Wilkinson Special Jury Prize 2000 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Tom Wilkinson Best Actor - Runner-up 2001 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Tom Wilkinson Best Actor 2001 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Tom Wilkinson Best Actor 2001 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Tom Wilkinson Best Actor 2001 Nominee
American Film Institute Tom Wilkinson Best Actor 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Tom Wilkinson Best Actor 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tom Wilkinson Best Actor 2001 Nominee
National Board of Review Todd Field Best Director 2001 Winner
National Board of Review Todd Field Best Screenplay 2001 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Todd Field Best First Film 2001 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Todd Field Most Promising Director 2001 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Todd Field Best First Feature [Runner-up] 2001 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Todd Field Best First Feature 2001 Winner
American Film Institute Todd Field Best Director 2001 Nominee
American Film Institute Todd Field Best Screenplay 2001 Nominee
American Film Institute Todd Field Best Picture 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Todd Field Best Adapted Screenplay 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Todd Field Best Picture 2001 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Todd Field Best Screenplay 2001 Nominee
Sundance Film Festival Sissy Spacek Special Jury Prize 2000 Winner
American Film Institute Sissy Spacek Best Actress 2001 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Sissy Spacek Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2001 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Sissy Spacek Best Actress 2001 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Sissy Spacek Best Actress 2001 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Sissy Spacek Best Actress 2001 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Sissy Spacek Best Actress 2001 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Sissy Spacek Best Actress 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Sissy Spacek Best Actress 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sissy Spacek Best Actress 2001 Nominee
National Board of Review Rob Festinger Best Screenplay 2001 Winner
American Film Institute Rob Festinger Best Screenplay 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Rob Festinger Best Adapted Screenplay 2001 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Rob Festinger Best Screenplay 2001 Nominee
American Film Institute Graham Leader Best Picture 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Graham Leader Best Picture 2001 Nominee

Cast

Sissy Spacek
as Ruth Fowler
Tom Wilkinson
as Matt Fowler
Nick Stahl
as Frank Fowler
Marisa Tomei
as Natalie Strout
William Mapother
as Richard Strout
William Wise
as Willis Grinell
Celia Weston
as Katie Grinell
Karen Allen
as Marla Keyes
Veronica Cartwright
as Minister on television
Don Lewis
as Bridge Operator
Andrea Walker
as Waitress
Justin Ashforth
as Tim
Daran Norris
as Red sox replay
Christopher Adams
as Duncan Strout
Sara Armstrong
as Chorus
Elly Barksdale
as Chorus
Erin Barksdale
as Chorus
Daniel Baxter-Leahy
as Rockland T-ball
Rebecca Benner
as Rockland T-ball
Bethany Berry
as Rockland T-ball
John Campanello
as Reporter
Brandon Carleton
as Rockland T-ball
Lisa Carlton
as Rockland T-ball
Kevin Chapman
as Tim's Friend
Bill Dawkins
as Elwyn Adamson
Harriet Dawkins
as Alma Adamson
Robert Demkowicz
as Reporter
Deborah Derecktor
as Janelle
Ryan Ecker
as Rockland T-ball
Henry Field
as Rockland T-ball/Young Frank
Rachel Freeman
as Rockland T-ball
Shyann Gauthier
as Rockland T-ball
Gwendolyn Gilchrist
as Chorus
Shauneen Grout
as Chorus
Brian Hagley
as Rockland T-ball
Jackie Hagley
as Rockland T-ball
Daniel Hendricks
as Rockland T-ball
Adah Holman
as Chorus
Jessie Lanoue
as Chorus
Alicia Laplant
as Chorus
Iris Leslie
as Chorus
Matthew Maxwell
as Rockland T-ball
Elisabeth McClure
as Elderly Woman
Jared Mekin
as Rockland T-ball
Joshua Mills
as Rockland T-ball
Camden Munson
as Jason Strout
Chelsea Peasley
as Rockland T-ball
Eric Rahkonen
as Rockland T-ball
Natalie Russell
as Rockland T-ball
Misty Seekins
as Rockland T-ball
Parker Spear
as Rockland T-ball
Philip Spearing
as Rockland T-ball
Owen Thompson
as Rockland T-ball
Erica Towle-Powers
as Chorus
Mackenzie Tucker
as Rockland T-ball
Jonathan Walsh
as Father McCasslin
Evanne Weirich
as Director
Nichole Wimbiscus
as Chorus
Robin Wimbiscus
as Performance Coordinator
Anna Winsor
as Chorus
Harold Withee
as Grocery Clerk
Philip Spearing
as Rockland T-ball
Brian Hagley
as Rockland T-ball
Harold Withee
as Grocery Clerk
Harriet Dawkins
as Alma Adamson
Evanne Weirich
as Director
Elisabeth McClure
as Elderly Woman
Adah Holman
as Chorus
Deborah Derecktor
as Janelle
Kevin Chapman
as Tim's Friend
Parker Spear
as Rockland T-ball
Rachel Freeman
as Rockland T-ball
John Campanello
as Reporter
Daniel Baxter-Leahy
as Rockland T-ball
Anna Winsor
as Chorus
Veronica Cartwright
as Minister on television
Erica Towle-Powers
as Chorus
Henry Field
as Rockland T-ball/Young Frank
Gwendolyn Gilchrist
as Chorus
Joshua Mills
as Rockland T-ball
Brandon Carleton
as Rockland T-ball
Ryan Ecker
as Rockland T-ball
Robert Demkowicz
as Reporter
Erin Barksdale
as Chorus
Robin Wimbiscus
as Performance Coordinator
Natalie Russell
as Rockland T-ball
Camden Munson
as Jason Strout
Alicia Laplant
as Chorus
Nichole Wimbiscus
as Chorus
Jonathan Walsh
as Father McCasslin
Bill Dawkins
as Elwyn Adamson
Bethany Berry
as Rockland T-ball
Eric Rahkonen
as Rockland T-ball
Don Lewis
as Bridge Operator
Shyann Gauthier
as Rockland T-ball
Elly Barksdale
as Chorus
Jackie Hagley
as Rockland T-ball
Daran Norris
as Red sox replay
Mackenzie Tucker
as Rockland T-ball
Owen Thompson
as Rockland T-ball
Chelsea Peasley
as Rockland T-ball
Justin Ashforth
as Tim
Misty Seekins
as Rockland T-ball
Rebecca Benner
as Rockland T-ball
Daniel Hendricks
as Rockland T-ball
Shauneen Grout
as Chorus
Andrea Walker
as Waitress
Jared Mekin
as Rockland T-ball
Iris Leslie
as Chorus
Matthew Maxwell
as Rockland T-ball
Christopher Adams
as Duncan Strout
Jessie Lanoue
as Chorus
Lisa Carlton
as Rockland T-ball
Sara Armstrong
as Chorus

Crew

Todd Field
Director
Todd Field
Producer
Ross Katz
Producer
Graham Leader
Producer
Rob Festinger
Screenwriter
Todd Field
Screenwriter
Antonio Calvache
Cinematographer
Thomas Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Frank Reynolds
Editor
Tim Williams
Co-producer
Penn Sicre
Executive Producer
Stephen Dembitzer
Executive Producer
John Penotti
Executive Producer
Ted Hope
Executive Producer
Melissa Economy
Costume Designer
Edward Tise
Sound/Sound Designer
Brian Ricci
Special Effects
Serena Rathbun
Consultant/advisor
Michael Genne
Camera Operator
Belinda Monte
Casting
Randi Hiller
Casting
Caitlin Feeley
Production Assistant
Elaine McFarland
Production Assistant
Terri Harper
Makeup
Julia Ziegler-Haynes
Production Assistant
Sally Harper
Hair Styles
Per Melita
Production Supervisor
Eric Yellin
Second Assistant Director
Caleb Snyder
Boom Operator
Gregg Molander
Production Assistant
Annie Lynch
Production Assistant
Sig Libowitz
Production Executive
Shanon Dilloway
Production Assistant
Edward Tise
Sound Recordist
Jake Fleming
Production Assistant
Virginia Saenz McCarthy
Script Supervisor
Sebastian Salomo
Production Assistant
Sandy Shapiro
Location Manager
Lisa Varetakis
Sound Editor
Eleda Wacker
Production Assistant
Bruce Greenspan
Dialogue Editor
Adam Carroll
Production Assistant
John Roesch
Foley Artist
Michael Genne
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Susan Parsons
Assistant Production Coordinator
Mary Feuer
Production Supervisor
Tanoa Parks
Production Accountant
Mark Narramore
Recording
Zachary Miner
Production Assistant
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