Friday, February 18, 2011
In the Bedroom (2001)
Now you know the metaphor for the subject matter of the film. We start with Frank [Nick Stahl] and Natalie [Marisa Tomei] having a romp in a field. This also perpetuates the film title... Then we start to learn that Natalie is seperated, yet still married to another man. The film switches focus after a little while and we are centered on Frank's dad [Tom Wilkinson] and mom [Sissy Spacek] for the remainder of the film.
Tom, Sissy, and Marisa were all received individual Oscar nominations and the film was also in the best picture and screenplay race that year. I doubt it had much of a chance against A Beautiful Mind and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring though.
The movie was just ok. Not memorable, and not that interesting really. I could take it or leave it, and with a title like this it will be lucky to hook people to start with.
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0247425/