In The Bedroom


(out of 5)

Powerful and affecting drama about a grief-stricken couple (, ) who are having trouble coping after a personal tragedy is suffered at the hands of .  When justice is not not served by the law, Spacek and Wilkinson decide they cannot live in a world without the emotional relief they feel they deserve. The film boasts fantastic performances, especially Spacek and Tomei as the woman connected to their dilemma, and is an intelligent and truthful examination of what happens when couples go through this kind of trauma.   In its last act the film goes from serious drama to vengeful action film, which for some will be satisfying and just while others are better off watching Dead Man Walking instead. An excellent directorial debut by actor Todd Field (Eyes Wide Shut).

Good Machine, Standard Film Company, GreeneStreet Films

USA, 2001

Directed by

Screenplay by , Todd Fields, based on the story Killings by

Cinematography by

Produced by Todd Field, ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 2001

American Film Institute Awards 2001.  

Golden Globe Awards 2001

Independent Spirit Awards 2001.

National Board of Review Awards 2001.  

New York Film Critics Awards 2001.  

Online Film Critics Awards 2001.  

Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2001.  

Toronto International Film Festival 2001

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