In the Bedroom

Lists: Best Picture nominee 2000 to 2009, Drama

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 264 (Rank from 2001: # 5)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 80%
Regular 20%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Bryan Lienesch93 - 'In The Bedroom', as a title, decieves its viewers. Because the movie doesn't take place in the bedroom, it takes place in the heart.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 7
Lisa Marie Bowman90(full review)
David Baruffi88
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80Comedy: 0

People Involved

  • Tom Wilkinson (Matt Fowler)
  • Sissy Spacek (Ruth Fowler)
  • Nick Stahl (Frank Fowler)
  • Marisa Tomei (Natalie Strout)
  • William Mapother (Richard Strout)
  • William Wise (Willis Grinnel)
  • Karen Allen (Marla Keyes)
  • Celia Weston (Katie Grinnel)
  • Frank T. Wells (Henry)
  • W. Clapham Murray (Carl)
  • Justin Ashforth (Tim)
  • Todd Field (Director)